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Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.
The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.
The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.
The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.
Four southeastern states have now been hit with low-path H7, with Tennessee also noting high-path H7N9.
Alabama officials likewise confirm low-path H7N9 at 2 locations in separate counties.
The affected flock is in the same county as the state's first high-path H7N9 outbreak.
The outbreaks are close to where Tennessee recently confirmed two H7N9 events.
Officials empasize it is not the H7N9 virus that has affected poultry and humans in China.
The virus claimed 700 chickens, and more than 70,000 were culled to contain the outbreak.
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