Bird Flu Spreads Across US, Egg Prices Soar  

A contagious strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza wiped out flocks across the US and killed millions of birds. The direct effect has been a nasty ripple effect of tight poultry meat and egg supplies, sending retail prices sky-high — adding to record-high food inflation.  The latest estimates from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show around 24 million poultry birds like chickens and turkeys have died or been … Continue reading Bird Flu Spreads Across US, Egg Prices Soar  

Bird Flu Detected in Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana as Outbreak Spreads: Officials

Authorities with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said bird influenza has now been detected in flocks of birds in Kentucky and Virginia, just days after the officials said that thousands of birds were sickened with the flu in Indiana. According to the agency, bird flu was found in Fauquier County, Virginia; and in Fulton County, Kentucky, on Feb. 12, in non-poultry birds and commercial broiler chickens, respectively. On Feb. 8, bird … Continue reading Bird Flu Detected in Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana as Outbreak Spreads: Officials