- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Agriculture says samples collected from a commercial turkey flock in southeast Kansas tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza.

The department said in a news release Wednesday that because this is a low pathogenic strain it will not issue a quarantine.

KDA says the flock in Crawford County will be killed on Thursday by company officials and buried on site.

Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Bill Brown says even though this is a low pathogenic variety, it still requires immediate action and animal health officials are responding.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment cleared the disposal site and will monitor it as part of their normal inspection of the facility.

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