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NH: Bird flu in a backyard flock in Rockingham Co.

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    First case of ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu confirmed in New Hampshire
    Health officials say this strain of influenza in birds present a low risk to the public
    March 18, 2022 at 3:55 pm EDT
    By Boston 25 News Staff

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, New Hampshire — The USDA has confirmed the presence of “highly pathogenic avian influenza” in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

    The samples were confirmed in a backyard flock of birds. The CDC says HPAI is a serious disease and requires rapid response because it is highly contagious and often deadly to chickens...

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      Birds at animal sanctuary euthanized due to avian flu
      March 19, 2022

      DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Dozens of birds at an animal sanctuary in New Hampshire were euthanized after an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian flu strain.

      WMUR-TV reports state officials said it's the first confirmed diagnosis of the strain in domestic birds in New Hampshire, and the owners of Pumpkin Wall Farm animal sanctuary in Derry said they’re devastated...