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Bird Flu Prevention in Hands of Chicken Industry

October 25, 2005
By: David Schneider
State Capital Bureau

Bird flu prevention in Missouri is in the hands of an industry interest group. David Schneider has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri's state veterinarian says he's going to leave the health of Missourians in the hands of the chicken industry. State vet Shane Brookshire isn't pushing for any more preventative measures at this point, but acknowledges the development of the deadly disease overseas.

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Contents: "That's not present in the United States and in North America at all, and at this point obviously we are preparing and being ready but we don't see that as a significant threat to our poultry industry at all at this point."

Brookshire says the state plans to screen chickens for avian flu. From the state capital, I'm David Schneider.