5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm to be destroyed due to bird flu

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It was present in a short time on commercial farms in Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and this is not probably the end. Nearly 7.8 million birds were euthanized so far. The affected facilities are also quarantined. An economic consequence could occur affecting prices but industry officials say that the disease should have minimal impact on consumers. The Center for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health considers the risk to people from these infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low. Fortunately no human infections with the virus have ever been detected.

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