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Taking Precautions: Chicken farmers in Georgia guard against bird flu

by 5m Editor
26 May 2006, at 12:00am

GEORGIA - Going to the Milford family chicken farm is like trying to infiltrate a high-security medical lab. After the car&#39;s wheels are sprayed down with disinfectant, visitors are outfitted with blue biohazard suits, clear boot coveralls, tight latex gloves and lunch-lady hairnets. Then, before entering the chicken coop, guests must immerse their feet in a soupy but powerful iodine cleanser. Like other poultry farmers across the country, the Milfords are taking extreme precautions to prevent their livelihood from getting infected with the deadly avian flu virus, which has devastated chicken markets in Europe, Asia and Africa but has yet to be detected in the Western Hemisphere. <i>Source: Journal Now</i>

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