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U.S. Senate ag committee to hold hearing on Avian Flu

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will hold a hearing on avian influenza. 

The hearing comes after a request from Iowa Republican senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst this month.

“This is an important opportunity to bring leaders and key stakeholders together to review the pandemic spread of this deadly disease, identify areas for improvement within response procedures, and set the stage to ensure we are better prepared in the future," Senator Ernst said in a news release.

Senator Grassley adds, “We need to learn from the last six months so, in addition to confronting the current epidemic, we're better prepared to respond at all levels when the disease likely strikes again.”

The hearing is planned for July 7th.

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