Nebraska reports highly lethal bird flu in commercial chicken flock

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Chickens on a farm, poultry concept. Brown and white hens in a coop

CHICAGO – The U.S. state of Nebraska reported on Tuesday an outbreak of highly lethal bird flu in a flock of 570,000 chickens being raised for meat.

Millions of U.S. broiler chickens being raised for meat, egg-laying chickens and turkeys have been infected with bird flu since February or culled to prevent the spread of the disease.

(Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)