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    Highly pathogenic bird flu spreads in the United States!

    • Last Update: 2022-04-19
    • Source: Internet
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       The U.
    S.
    Department of Agriculture
    's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported Monday that the bird flu crisis in the United States is worsening
    .
    At present, bird flu has been found in more than 20 states including Connecticut, Delaware,
    Illinois , Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts
    .
     
      Currently, the disease has been reported in 118 flocks, including 46 farm flocks and 72 commercial flocks
    .
    The fast-spreading bird flu on the U.
    S.
    East Coast and Midwest has killed or culled more than 2,280 poultry
    across the U.
    S.
    since February
    and has driven egg and poultry prices soaring

    .
     
      The U.
    S.
    Department of Agriculture said it was the worst bird flu pandemic in the U.
    S.
    since 2015

    .
    The strain of bird flu that hit the United States this time was H5N1, which is considered highly pathogenic

    .
    The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza made its way to the United States after several months of dissemination in Asia and Europe, and has so far been detected on commercial farms or farmers' own farms in more than 20 states

    .
    Many farmers were forced to cull hundreds of thousands or even millions of birds at a time in response to the spread of the bird flu virus

    .
     
      Shell-egg prices have risen since the USDA confirmed the first U.
    S.
    case of bird flu in mallard ducks in South Carolina in mid-January and the first poultry case on February 8 at a turkey farm in Indiana, U.
    S.
    , according to reports.
    It has jumped to $2.
    88 a dozen (up more than 50%)

    .
     
      The U.
    S.
    record for bird flu was set in 2014-15, when 50 million chickens and turkeys were culled on 200 poultry farms in 15 states

    .
    The disease cost the poultry industry $3 billion in 2014-15 and required another $1 billion in federal spending

    .
    Egg and poultry prices subsequently rose

    .
     
      With 9 billion broilers raised in the United States each year, industry experts do not expect this round of bird flu to have much impact on yields or prices
    .
    But about 3 percent of laying hens are affected by influenza

    .
    USDA Hygiene Avian Erie
     
      Currently, the disease has been reported in 118 flocks, including 46 farm flocks and 72 commercial flocks
    .
    The fast-spreading bird flu on the U.
    S.
    East Coast and Midwest has killed or culled more than 2,280 poultry
    across the U.
    S.
    since February
    and has driven egg and poultry prices soaring

    .
    poultry
     
      The U.
    S.
    Department of Agriculture said it was the worst bird flu pandemic in the U.
    S.
    since 2015

    .
    The strain of bird flu that hit the United States this time was H5N1, which is considered highly pathogenic

    .
    The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza made its way to the United States after several months of dissemination in Asia and Europe, and has so far been detected on commercial farms or farmers' own farms in more than 20 states

    .
    Many farmers were forced to cull hundreds of thousands or even millions of birds at a time in response to the spread of the bird flu virus

    .
     
      Shell-egg prices have risen since the USDA confirmed the first U.
    S.
    case of bird flu in mallard ducks in South Carolina in mid-January and the first poultry case on February 8 at a turkey farm in Indiana, U.
    S.
    , according to reports.
    It has jumped to $2.
    88 a dozen (up more than 50%)

    .
     
      The U.
    S.
    record for bird flu was set in 2014-15, when 50 million chickens and turkeys were culled on 200 poultry farms in 15 states

    .
    The disease cost the poultry industry $3 billion in 2014-15 and required another $1 billion in federal spending

    .
    Egg and poultry prices subsequently rose

    .
     
      With 9 billion broilers raised in the United States each year, industry experts do not expect this round of bird flu to have much impact on yields or prices
    .
    But about 3 percent of laying hens are affected by influenza

    .
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