Ark. chicken tests positive for H7N7 avian influenza

06/19/2013 | SeattlePI.com

Officials in Arkansas have confirmed that a Scott County chicken has tested positive for H7N7 low-pathogenic avian influenza, which is contracted through contact with infected birds or contaminated water. The state Livestock and Poultry Commission has enacted a quarantine for poultry within a 6.2-mile radius of the case and will work with the USDA to coordinate additional testing. There is no threat to public health, state officials say.

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