USDA: Bird flu vaccine works in chickens, tested on turkeys

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday that the agency plans to quickly license it for widespread production if it is effective for turkeys.

The USDA is seeking federal funding to stockpile vaccine nationally.

The vaccine targets the H5N2...

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