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January 31, 2017

Free of bird flu for now, Minnesota keeps wary eye on global outbreaks

Minnesota poultry farmers have so far avoided a repeat of the 2015 avian flu epidemic that decimated local flocks. But the disease’s recent spread in Europe and Asia is making producers and scientists nervous. The World Health Organization is on “high alert” because the bird flu virus has been found in 40 nations around the world since last fall and is spreading rapidly. One of the worst hit countries, South Korea, lost nearly 20 percent of its chickens to the disease. Read More

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