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U.S. reports bird flu outbreak in California - OIE

Mar 19, 2015    

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States has reported a mild form of bird flu on a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of outbreaks to hit the U.S. poultry industry in recent months.The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report posted on the OIE website that a commercial turkey flock in Merced County, near San Francisco, had been coughing with a slight increase in mortality last week.Samples were submitted for laboratory testing and were confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza, it said.The infec...

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