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Avian flu detected in large Tennessee poultry flock

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Total number of birds affected in U.S. now over 58 million.

The Tennessee State Veterinarian has reported detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial broiler chicken flock of 267,800 birds at a farm in Weakley County. According to USDA’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the latest case pushes the total number of birds affected by the virus over 58 million, well over the 50.5 million record set during the 2014/2015 outbreak.

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