Why The U.S. Is Killing Millions Of Chickens

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Farmers across the United States are being forced to kill their chickens and turkeys. So, what is the reason behind these mass killings?

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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry
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“Bird flu has been striking chicken and turkey farms in parts of the West and Midwest. This past week, it hit a flock of millions egg-laying chickens in northeastern Iowa.”

H5N1 Avian Flu (H5N1 Bird Flu) (flu.gov)
“Most human cases of “highly pathogenic“ H5N1 virus infection have occurred in people who had recent contact with sick or dead poultry that were infected with H5N1 viruses. About 60% of people infected with the virus died from their illness.”

How the Midwest’s massive bird flu outbreak could threaten humans
“We’re in the midst of the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the United States.”

US egg prices soar as avian flu batters poultry industry
“US farmers have been forced to kill almost 40 million chickens and other birds, causing egg prices to soar as a deadly version of the avian flu attacks the poultry industry.”

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