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Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities, turkeys to be culled

Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities, turkeys to be culled

Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities, turkeys to be culled

Many people are feeling scared in Missouri as bird flu strains have been confirmed at two facilities there. The announcement was made on Sunday.

But you shouldn’t feel concerned about it as it doesn’t seem to be a threat for humans right now.

Department of Agriculture in Missouri while making the announcement said the virus was uncovered in turkeys at a facility in Asbury which is the state’s southwest part. But this was not the only facility where strains of bird flu were found.

turkey brineThe statement went on to add that they found positive results following preliminary exams were made to the virus. Department of Agriculture added that it was found at a commercial facility for turkey in the central portion of the state in Fortuna.

Meanwhile Sarah Alsager in an email revealed that the strain is the same H5N2 avian influenza which was found in Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota and Washington. Report went on to add that the virus was found in waterfowl which are not appalled by it. About 21 days is the standard incubation period.

Officials made it clear that the facility was quarantined and that turkeys at the facility will be killed and shall not enter the food system. Nonetheless they didn’t announce the number of turkeys involved.

Department of Agriculture in Missouri said that right now surveillance and testing at the properties was being conducted by the officials. Areas near the affected facilities will also be checked to make sure that the virus will not spread.

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