Bird flu discovered at Northwest Georgia poultry farmStaff Writer | March 29, 2017
Stepped up monitoring is underway after a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County, Ga., tested positive for bird flu.
Virus in Georgia The largest commercial broiler breeder
Georgia is the nation's largest commercial broiler breeder with poultry a $25.9 billion-a-year industry employing some 104,000 people.
Officials said H7, a presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza, was discovered after prior outbreaks this year in Middle Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. ■