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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ State agriculture officials have quarantined a poultry farm in southwest Missouri after a case of Avian flu was found.

The state agriculture department says in a news release Wednesday that the farm in Polk County was quarantined after the viral disease was found during routine testing.

The department says it’s rare for humans to be affected by the strain of Avian flu found at the farm.

The birds affected are quarantined and flocks within six miles of the farm are being tested for the disease.

State and federal agriculture officials are overseeing the care of the birds.

Copyright The Associated Press

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