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Mar 11, 2015

04:13:17 GMT--Biological Hazard - North-America - USA



EDIS Number: BH-20150311-47273-USA

Date / time: 11/03/2015 04:12:02 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Arkansas

Location: [The area was not defined]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

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Description:



A suspected case of avian influenza has been identified in poultry in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc , the nation's biggest chicken company, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. Arkansas producers have been on high alert for the virus, known as bird flu, since Minnesota and Missouri confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain during the past week. The three states are all along a migratory bird route.




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