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4,000 chickens die in France

by 5m Editor
19 December 2006, at 5:11am

PARIS - Tests were being carried out on Monday to discover why 4,000 chickens died suddenly on a French poultry farm, the Agriculture Ministry said.

The chickens died Saturday night. The 3,500 other chickens on the farm in eastern France were symptom-free, the ministry said in a statement.

Initial test results were expected Tuesday. "Autopsy results do not particularly point the diagnosis toward avian influenza," the statement added.

Source: Business Week

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