Missouri's second H5N2 outbreak in turkeys confirmed

March 11, 2015 12:11 AM

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Missouri's second H5N2 outbreak in turkeys confirmed

A second outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in turkeys has been confirmed in Missouri, on a farm halfway across the state from the first outbreak.

The second incident involves a farm housing 21,000 turkeys in the Moniteau County town of Fortuna in the central part of the state, the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) said in a statement late yesterday. A day earlier, the agency had said preliminary test results indicated an outbreak there...

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