New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, 2.3 mln birds affected -Iowa

April 27, 2015 7:48 PM

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CHICAGO, April 27 (Reuters) - Initial tests have found probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on four commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting nearly 2.3 million birds, the state's agriculture department said on Monday.

Initial positive tests for H5 avian influenza were found in a commercial egg-laying farm with an estimated 1.7 million birds in Sioux County; a 250,000 pullet farm in Osceola County; and in two commercial egg-laying operations in O'Brien County, with a total of 338,000 birds, the Iowa Department of ...

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