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April 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
About 90 U.S. Navy personnel arrived on Australia's southeastern coast to help slaughter 1.5 million chickens to control the country's worst outbreak of animal disease. Chickens are being slaughtered on 30 farms in the Mangrove Mountain Ridge area to stop an epidemic of Newcastle disease, named for a nearby city. About 600 people are involved in the plan to protect Australia's billion-dollar poultry industry. The virus is not believed to pose a risk to humans.
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April 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
About 90 U.S. Navy personnel arrived on Australia's southeastern coast to help slaughter 1.5 million chickens to control the country's worst outbreak of animal disease. Chickens are being slaughtered on 30 farms in the Mangrove Mountain Ridge area to stop an epidemic of Newcastle disease, named for a nearby city. About 600 people are involved in the plan to protect Australia's billion-dollar poultry industry. The virus is not believed to pose a risk to humans.
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