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AAAP: COVID-19 not a threat to poultry

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ATHENS, Ga. — Coronavirus infections are nothing new to the poultry industry.  For as long as anyone can remember, infectious bronchitis (IB) viruses have caused widespread losses in poultry flocks worldwide.

Still, it’s important to understand that common IB viruses in poultry flocks are not associated with the COVID-19 virus at the root of the global pandemic, according to Dr. Mark Jackwood, a molecular virologist and infectious bronchitis specialist who works at the University of Georgia’s Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and heads the Department of Population Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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