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U.S. reports case of highly pathogenic avian flu in a wild bird

CHICAGO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday confirmed the first case of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza in a wild bird since 2016, in South Carolina.

The strain, Eurasian H5 avian influenza, was found in a wild American wigeon in Colleton County, South Carolina, the agency said in a statement. It advised poultry producers to review safety measures to assure the health of their birds. (Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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