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Bird Flu Spreading To Poultry Farms In The Midwest

Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm on August 9, 2014 in Osage, Iowa. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm on August 9, 2014 in Osage, Iowa. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A poultry farm in Iowa announced yesterday that part of the flock there had contracted the latest round of the bird flu.

The H2N2 strain of the virus is highly contagious among birds, but scientists say not contractible by humans.

What does this outbreak mean for consumers in the U.S.? Patricia Wakenell, associate professor of avian diagnostics at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine discusses this with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

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