U.S. developing bird flu vaccine, no plans to distribute it yet

March 23, 2015 10:00 PM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state.

Within two months, scientists at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research lab in Georgia will test the vaccine on chickens to see how well it prevents birds from getting sick and dying of the virus. The government has linked its spread to wild birds that carry it and then infect domestic flo...

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