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January 12, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Feds arrive to monitor outbreaks of avian flu in Benton County

The Wenatchee World RICHLAND — A federal team of bird flu experts has been sent to Benton County to ensure proper disposal of two infected flocks and promote biosecurity measures to reduce risk of spreading the disease. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it had dispatched an incident management team to help state officials further detect…

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January 2, 2015 at 7:24 PM

Bird flu found in backyard poultry flock in Southeast Washington

The Associated Press OLYMPIA— Washington state officials say avian influenza has been found in a backyard poultry flock in southeast Washington. The H5 avian influenza virus was previously found in wild birds in northwest Washington. Officials say there’s no immediate public-health concern. State Agriculture Department officials said Friday the virus has not been found in commercial poultry…

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