File footage of Mallard Duck
Federal health officials are asking farmers and hunters in Rhode Island to help control a bird flu virus.
A bird flu virus has been confirmed in a Mallard duck that was killed in Johnston last month.
The virus is of a different strain than the one that infected people in Asia and Europe and has no known risk to humans.
Officials are concerned the strain could be transmitted to other birds including poultry and they are asking hunters and farmers to have all their waterfowl tested.
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