Minnesota reports more bird-flu cases among turkeys

April 7, 2015 6:19 AM

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Keeping wild waterfowl from spreading bird flu to Minnesota turkey farms won’t be easy, the state veterinarian said as officials announced the sixth and seventh cases of the disease in the country’s top turkey-producing state.

Officials say it’s too early to speculate whether the highly pathogenic strain, which isn’t known to affect humans, could hurt Minnesota’s $750 million turkey industry. More than 40 countries banned poultry imports from Minnesota last month, when the first case was reported, though some have since n...

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