Where is Plum Island?


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Plum Island is an island in the Town of Southold in Suffolk County, New York. The Island is situated in Gardiners Bay, less than a mile east of Orient Point; this is off the eastern end of the North Fork coast of Long Island.

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Plum Island is an 840-acre, pork chop-shaped island which is about 3 miles long and 1 mile wide at its widest point. Approximately 90 percent of Plum Island's land is undeveloped, as of 2014. The island is the location of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (���PIADC���), where, according to the USDA, scientists study diseases that can affect livestock, with a particular focus on the foot-and-mouth disease virus.

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