Officials confirmed Monday that a "highly pathogenic" form of avian influenza was found in a flock of broiler chickens about 50 miles east of San Antonio, Texas. The entire flock of 6,600 birds has been destroyed.
    East Asia has been dealing with avian influenza for the past couple of months. In Thailand and Vietnam, the virus is believed to have crossed species to infect cats. There are no known cases of the virus infecting cattle.
    The Asian strain — highly pathogenic H5N1 — also can affect humans. The strain in Texas is different; it is the H5N2 strain.
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