Wisconsin declares state of emergency over bird flu in poultry

April 20, 2015 9:07 PM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease.

The Republican governor declared the emergency because three flocks have become infected in the past week, according to a statement from his office. The infected birds were chickens at an egg-laying facility, turkeys and a backyard flock of mixed-breed birds, comprising more than 326,000 birds in al...

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