Rapid Response May Contain Further Bird-Flu Spread in U.S.

  • Virus detected in 10 Indiana commercial poultry flocks
  • European Union, Japan impose poultry import restrictions

Chickens stand outside a barn in Illinois, U.S. The U.S. government confirmed a highly pathogenic strain of H7N8 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Indiana on Jan. 15. The virus was found in nine more flocks in southwestern Indiana.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A move to quickly quarantine and destroy Indiana turkey flocks infected with avian influenza may help prevent a repeat of last year’s outbreak that cost the industry $3.3 billion, according to officials.

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