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18,000 birds killed due to bird flu in Georgia, USA

The Georgia Department of Agriculture reports that the state’s first case of avian influenza (bird flu) has been found in Chattooga County.
Chickens, part of a flock of 18,000 birds at a commercial poultry breeding operation tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). 
Officials for the GDA say this is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. 
Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply, and no affected animals entered the food chain. The risk of human infection with avian influenza during poultry outbreaks is very low.
The virus was identified during routine pre-sale screening for the commercial facility and was confirmed as H7 avian influenza by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa. As a precaution, the affected flock has been destroyed. 
Officials are testing and monitoring other flocks within the surveillance area and no other flocks have tested positive or experienced any clinical signs.
Earlier this year, similar confirmations were reported in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Courtesy of wrcbtv.com



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22,000 hens killed due to bird flu in Kentucky, USA

Bird flu has now been confirmed in three Southern states, but officials say the nation’s poultry supply isn’t at risk.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that it’s temporarily banning the transportation of poultry after a form of the disease was found in a commercial flock of 22,000 hens in western Kentucky. The state says the farm was placed under quarantine and the birds were killed.
The announcement came as the state of Alabama confirmed the presence of the same form of bird flu in two flocks there. Another form of the poultry illness was previously detected in Tennessee.
Officials say none of the infected birds have entered the food chain. They say temporary measures limiting the movement of birds should help prevent the spread of the disease.
Courtesy of wkyt.com