Bird Flu Found in New Jersey Chickens Officials in New Jersey confirm that bird flu has been detected in poultry in their state. The latest incidents of avian flu follow the destruction in Delaware of nearly 100,000 chickens after flocks at two farms were infected. The variant of avian flu detected in the Northeast is different from the one infecting in humans in Southeast Asia. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.
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Bird Flu Found in New Jersey Chickens

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Bird Flu Found in New Jersey Chickens

Bird Flu Found in New Jersey Chickens

Outbreaks in Two States Put Poultry Farmers on Edge

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A worker disinfects the tires of a truck before it leaves Hobo poultry farm in Greenwood, Del. Some 75,000 chickens at the farm were destroyed after an outbreak of avian flu was discovered there. Brian Naylor, NPR News hide caption

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Officials in New Jersey confirmed today that bird flu has been detected in poultry there. This latest incident of avian flu follows the destruction in Delaware of nearly 100,000 chickens after flocks at two farms were infected. The variant of avian flu detected in the Northeast is different from the one infecting humans in Southeast Asia. Nonetheless, poultry farmers across the region are nervous about the potential economic impact, as NPR's Brian Naylor discovered on a visit to Delaware.