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Avian Influenza presents threat to poultry flocks

A strain of bird flu could become a threat to those who raise poultry in their backyards.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been found recently in commercial poultry flocks in the midwest. It spreads through infected droppings, and can begin with migratory waterfowl, of which there are thousands right now in the Finger Lakes. Judy Wright with Seneca County Cooperative Extension says there are steps you can take when going into your backyard coop to prevent the spread of the virus.

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension Farm-to-School, Home Gardening Kits and Avian Flu (podcast)