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chickens (Credit: Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service)
A new USGS study found that the avian flu viruses in the United States during 2014-2015 were able to spread between commercial poultry and wild birds. This process is called spillover.

N&H TOPLINE: Avian flu from abroad can spread in North American poultry, wild birds

Study results can help poultry managers enhance biosecurity and guard against most likely sources of avian flu outbreaks in U.S.

The specter that was the 2014-15 influenza season is not one the poultry industries in the Midwest will forget as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus strains devastated turkey, broiler and egg-laying hen operations in Minnesota, Iowa and adjacent states.

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