Bio-Security Found Lacking At Infected Iowa Farms

Spot checks conducted by Reuters found that some farms in northwestern Iowa risked increasing the spread of bird flu.
Measures taken to control the outbreak of bird flu at these reported farms did not meet federal and state protocols, now a focal-point for stopping the worst poultry influenza in US history.
In visits to six affected sites in Iowa last week, a Reuters reporter found procedures at three Sioux County farms did not comply with USDA or state protocols for restricting access to infected sites, providing protective gear to workers and cleaning the wheels of vehicles leaving the sites.
Burke Healey, the USDA's national incident commander coordinating response to the bird flu, said he was concerned about the findings after hearing about them from Reuters.



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