Bird Flu Outbreak Found at a Tennessee Farm

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A farm in southern Tennessee that produces chickens for Tyson Foodswas ordered to cull its flock after federal officials on Sunday identifiedan outbreak of lethal avian influenza there, the first time the disease has struck this year.

Some 73,500 birds had to be culled over the weekend at the farm in Lincoln County, Tenn., an operation raising so-called breeder birds, which lay the eggs that become chickens for meat. The Department of Agriculture has not yet fully identified the specific strain of the H7 virus found at the farm……..

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