Pathogenic avian influenza hits a flock of 40,020 turkey farm in Arkansas

March 12, 2015 7:14 AM

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Health officials in Arkansas have confirmed that the “H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza” has hit a commercial turkey farm containing about 40,020 turkeys in Arkansas, raising concerns about the safety of the other bird populations.

This is a highly contagious bird flu strain that could potentially cause havoc in any commercial turkey flock, said Ed Curlett, the spokesman for the US Agriculture Department.

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