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Avian flu detected at Central Valley farm

Avian flu has been detected among a flock of turkeys at a Central Valley ranch operated by Foster Farms, authorities said. The influenza virus was found at one of the company's facilities in Stanislaus County. In a statement, the company said no products on the market were affected by the outbreak, and the particular strain poses no risk to the public. The facility was immediately quarantined by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will assist state officials in euthanizing the birds to prevent the disease from spreading, the federal agency said in a statement. Tests at labs in Iowa and California confirmed the presence of the...

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