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5/26/2015 5:15 PM
By Associated Press

Wisconsin officials lift avian flu quarantine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone around a Chippewa County farm where thousands of turkeys were infected with bird flu.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed last month that 87,000 turkeys on the farm had been infected. The farm was immediately quarantined and the turkeys euthanized. DATCP also established a quarantine zone within a 6.2 mile-radius of the farm. The designation prohibits moving poultry outside the farm or the zone without DATCP approval.

Agency officials announced Tuesday that there's been no new cases detected in the county and the zone has been lifted. The farm itself remains under quarantine. A ban on moving poultry to shows, exhibitions and swap meets in Chippewa and other counties with infected properties remains in effect until Sunday.

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