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Bird flu found in US turkey flock

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Virginia, USA

A flock of 54,000 turkeys exposed to a non-lethal strain of bird flu virus will be destroyed.
Antibodies to the virus, which is not harmful to humans, were found during routine testing on the weekend prior to slaughter, Virginia's agricultural service said in a statement.

Bird Flu Scare Shakes Up The Valley

State officials hope to clip the wings of a possible avian flu outbreak in the Valley by canceling public events and sales involving live poultry, and prohibiting the application of poultry litter in 17 counties in Western Virginia until the end of the month. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is calling for the measures in response to Friday’s discovery of avian flu antibodies in a flock of turkeys on an unidentified Shenandoah County farm. The antibodies were found in the birds, located on a farm west of Mount Jackson, during a "preslaughter" test. The scare has widespread implications in Rockingham County, which remains one of the top poultry producers in the nation. Neighboring West

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