The state officials of Scott County, Arkansas have quarantined poultry within a 6.2-mile radius around the infected bird's farm as a 

chicken is confirmed with avian influenza.

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission said Wednesday (Jun 12) that the chicken tested positive for H7N7 low pathogenic 

avian influenza.

The agency is coordinating its response and deciding on additional testing with the USDA. Only the USDA can officially confirm avian flu cases.

Officials said recent flooding in Scott County was conducive to the spread of the virus. Chickens get bird flu from infected waterfowl or 

contaminated water.

The Arkansas Health Department says there is no public health threat and that properly cooked poultry will not spread the disease to 


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