Vilsack addresses avian flu topics

Vilsack addresses avian flu topics

Vilsack shares lessons learned during spring outbreak of avian flu and how to improve response if virus returns.

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking a multifaceted approach to being better prepared to respond to what likely will be another round of avian influenza when migratory birds begin moving this fall or next spring.

During a July 22 House Agriculture Committee hearing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said a flu vaccine has been found that is 100% effective in chickens, and testing has begun in turkeys to evaluate its effectiveness.

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