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    Bird flu hits six more Minnesota farms after a week of no cases

    The new cases brings the number of stricken farms to 94.

    By Mike Hughlett Star Tribune MAY 26, 2015 ? 3:11PM

    After more than a week of no bird flu incidents, six new outbreaks at Minnesota turkey farms were disclosed Tuesday by animal health regulators.
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    Until Tuesday, the state hadn?t announced a new outbreak since May 15, said Bethany Hahn, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Animal Health Board. That was the longest period between cases since early to mid-March, just before a tide of outbreaks swept the poultry industry for seven weeks.

    Animal scientists have been hoping the flu would slow down and die out ? at least for the summer ? as the weather got warmer.
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    http://www.startribune.com/bird-flu-...ses/305061341/
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