Poultry exhibit ban lifted in West Virginia, but producers warned to stay alert

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While warnings continue, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture has lifted a ban on poultry exhibits put in place six months ago because of the avian influenza outbreak. County and state fair poultry shows were cancelled this year in West Virginia, as well as many other states.

Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the threat of avian influenza continues as fall migration of geese and waterfowl takes place.

Although avian influenza was never detected in West Virginia, poultry producers, including commercial poultry farmers and backyard flock owners, are advised to be on alert for symptoms of the virus in their flocks.

Via: Charleston Gazette-Mail > WV officials lift bans on poultry exhibits; warnings continue

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