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USDA detects bird flu in Kentucky and Virginia

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in a news release confirms cases of bird flu.

The bird flu strain has been detected in both Kentucky and Virginia.

One has been detected in a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County Kentucky.

The other detected in a backyard of mixed species in Fauquier County Virginia.

Health officials will depopulated to the birds to prevent the spread of the bird flu.

The birds will not enter the food system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed there is no immediate public health concerns at this time.

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