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Alabama Officials Confirm Bird Flu in Fowl From Taco-bet Trade Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jimmy Holbrook   
Sunday, 19 March 2017

At least one sample suspected of avian influenza in an Alabama county has tested positive for the less severe strain, according to the Alabama Department of Agriculture.

A sample collected last week from a guinea fowl at the TaCo-Bet Trade Day flea market in Scottsboro tested positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza, officials said. The sample had been sent to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.

Agriculture officials in Alabama and Georgia have issued a "stop movement" order to prevent the possible spread of bird flu. A "stop movement" is a ban on bringing chickens or any type of birds together for exhibition or sale, including at regional and county fairs, festivals, swap meets, live bird markets, auctions and flea markets.

Al.com / AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio  

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