STOCKHOLM - The Swedish Board of Agriculture said on Friday it was investigating a suspected case of bird flu, presumed to be of the same strain that has been found in several countries across Europe in recent months.
An outbreak of avian influenza among commercial poultry flocks in Minnesota and other states has spurred the government of Canada to ban travelers from bringing uncooked chicken, turkey and even raw eggs into Canada.
PARIS - The United States has reported a mild form of bird flu on a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of outbreaks to hit the U.S. poultry industry in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas, confirming the virus has spread into a migratory bird route that runs through the center of the country.
CHICAGO - U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region in a bid to minimize international trade disruptions and contain the virus.
CHICAGO - A case of bird flu confirmed Wednesday in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and likely forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices.
Tom Polansek and P.J. Huffstutter
March 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 11 confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc., the nation’s biggest chicken company.
Canada has placed new restrictions on raw poultry and poultry products that can be brought into the country from five states, including Minnesota.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, travelers into Canada can’t bring with them raw poultry, raw poultry products and byproducts, including eggs and raw pet foods, sourced, processed or packaged from Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
State health officials say a strain of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry has been discovered in Minnesota, after the population of a commercial turkey barn was decimated in a matter of days — from a flock of 15,000 to fewer than 100.
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