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U.S. Readies for a Return of Bird Flu

(Wall Street Journal)- U.S. poultry companies and regulators are taking unprecedented steps to combat the potential return of an avian-influenza virus that roiled egg and turkey farmers earlier this year and killed more than 48 million birds.

Bird Flu Cost the US $3.3 Billion and Worse Could Be Coming

(National Geographic) It’s been almost a month since a case of avian influenza was detected in poultry in the central United States. So it might seem that the epidemic—which over several months caused the destruction of 49.5 million chickens and turkeys—can safely be considered over. But in fact, it may have only taken a break.  Read More »

H5N2 turns up in Kentucky wild birds

The H5N2 avian influenza virus has made its Kentucky debut with a detection in two wild waterfowl, federal officials announced today, signaling the pathogen’s easternmost appearance in the United States.

Everything You Want to Know About the Bird Flu Outbreak

Sixteen states have reported cases of highly pathogenic H5 avian flu among flocks of birds like turkeys and chickens as well as wild birds since last December, resulting in the culling of at least 30 million birds. Recently, the disease was confirmed in a flock of 1.7 million chickens in Nebraska. Other states have also  Read More »

Iowa Governor Declares State Of Emergency Due To Bird Flu Outbreak

Iowa, the top egg-producing state in the United States, is the third state to declare a state of emergency because of the viral outbreak, which either has led or will lead to the extermination of up to 21 million chickens and turkeys nationwide.