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Published reports say that federal officials have ordered the quarantine of 80 farms and the slaughter of 72,000 chickens - a response to growing concerns about the spread of bird flu.

This second case of bird flu was found in a commercial flock of chickens in northern Sussex County, at least five miles away from the farm where the first flock tested positive last week; however, it is believed that the second flock may have been infected by the first.

As of now, all sales of live poultry in Delaware have been canceled. However, no recalls have been ordered.

Seven nations have banned at least some poultry imports from the United States because of the bird flu cases. US poultry exports represent a $1.7 billion business.
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