Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities

March 9, 2015 12:49 AM

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A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry but poses no immediate public health concern has been detected in Missouri, state agriculture officials announced Sunday.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture said in a news release that the virus was confirmed in turkeys at a grower facility in Asbury in the southwest part of the state. Preliminary tests also came back positive for the virus at a commercial turkey facility in Fortuna in the central part of the state...

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