With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

April 22, 2015 10:53 PM

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With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.

A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers over 7 million birds since early March — as well as some other highly pathogenic viruses in the H5 family that have been detected in other parts of North America. If the USDA decides the va...

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