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  3/8/2012, Adar 14, 5772

Avian Flu Outbreak Suspected Next to Kiryat Gat


Veterinary officials declared suspicion of an outbreak of avian flu, Thursday, in a poultry coop in the community of Shalva, next to the southern-central city of Kiryat-Gat. Eleven thousand turkeys are housed in three structures at the site.

Agricultural inspectors declared a quarantine of the farm and, under the instructions of the veterinary service, began preparations to destroy the birds Friday morning. Other coops in a three-kilometer radius are also being inspected.