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U.S. deploys newly minted bird flu plan to protect humans, poultry By Tom Polansek and Julie Steenhuysen January 18, 2016 CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last year. The federal government sprang into action on Friday after confirmation overnight that the virus had hit an Indiana turkey far m, alerting other…

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