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(From Agence France Presse)
US authorities destroyed a flock of nearly 74,000 chickens after confirming a second case of Avian flu in Delaware state.
While the infection is not the same as the Avian flu that has been blamed for the deaths of 19 people in Asia, US officials still expressed concern after the new outbreak.
The latest infection was found in a flock of 73,800 roaster-type chickens in the eastern state's Sussex county. All of the four-and-a-half-week-old birds were destroyed the same day, Delaware agricultural authorities said.
After the first case was detected in nearby Kent County last Friday, 12,000 chickens were killed and …