Sudden bird flu outbreak slams U.S. chicken, turkey industry

March 14, 2015 3:44 PM

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Sudden bird flu outbreak slams U.S. chicken, turkey industry

A new outbreak of the H5N2 avian flu virus has struck Arkansas and Missouri poultry producers, causing massive problems for U.S. exports.

The bird flu strain, which doesn’t pose a threat to humans, is quite a big threat to chickens and turkeys and has prompted countries that import U.S. poultry to block further imports as they seek to protect flocks from the deadly virus, according to an Omaha.com report.

Also read: Germany detects H5N1 bird flu on poultry farm in Brandenburg

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