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Bird Flu Strikes Northern Indiana

(Elkhart County, IN) - Bird flu has infected two northern Indiana commercial flocks.


Recently six turkey farms in southern Indiana were hit with Avian influenza. This week, state officials confirmed that two commercial duck farms in Elkhart have been infected. According to reports, the first group of ducks, about 4,700 of them, were killed. No word on the fate of the second flock.


Avian influenza has popped up in 24 states. So far, no human cases of bird flu have been reported. The CDC says there is no present danger to public health, however the epidemic has had an effect on egg prices.

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