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High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) Update 10.20.22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2022 CONTACT: Heather Overton, assistant director NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3006 or 919-839-4662, heather.overton@ncagr.gov Backyard flock in Wake County tests …

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