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Turkeys in Chile Test Positive for Swine Flu

by VR Sreeraman on  August 21, 2009 at 11:39 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Chilean authorities said they had detected swine flu in turkeys, but the outbreak was under now control.

"We have detected the presence of a virus type A influenza in two groups of turkeys," a statement from the national agriculture and farming service said on Thursday.
 Turkeys in Chile Test Positive for Swine Flu
Turkeys in Chile Test Positive for Swine Flu
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"Precautionary measures were immediately introduced, designed to avoid the spread of the disease and to ensure the health of the population."

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The outbreak was discovered at farms near Valparaiso -- one of the largest ports in the Americas -- 120 kilometers (75 miles) north west of the capital Santiago.

Source: AFP
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