U.S. finds first case of H5N2 bird flu in commercial chicken flock

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 11:43 AM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed the first case of a lethal strain of bird flu in a commercial chicken flock, widening the impact of a virus that has already killed hundreds of thousands of turkeys this year.

The H5N2 flu strain infected a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, Wisc., which is located between Madison and Milwaukee, according to the USDA.

(Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)