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U of M study says tillage might have helped spread bird flu
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A University of Minnesota study says farmers who actively tilled fields near turkey barns in the early days of last year's bird flu outbreak may have unwittingly helped spread the virus....

Illinois monitoring 4 counties to guard against bird flu
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- State agriculture officials say they're keeping close watch over four counties in southeastern Illinois to guard against the possible spread of bird flu from Indiana....

Q&A: Details about what's next in bird flu response efforts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a "last resort" of euthanasia, at 10 southwest Indiana farms affected by a bird flu outbreak. Testing and monitoring will continue for weeks to determine if the outbreak of the H7N8 viral strain is contained. That strain is different from one that led to the deaths of more than 48 million birds last summer....