# Bird flu
The Avian Flu, Threat or Scare?
The high price of eggs may not have to be the only bird-related problem we have. Hundreds of dead seals were found in December in the Caspian sea, in what is expected to have been a "Mass Mortality event." Scientists haven't sealed the deal yet. The exact cause of death is still unknown, however, they have found the avian flu prevalent in the tissue samples. The origin is still in question and scientists are still not sure where or how the seals acquired the avian flu in the first place. Until recently, transmitting between mammals was an incredibly rare occurrence.
Bird Flu causes egg quality control to fly the coop?
Look at what the storage of eggs has done to the quality control of store bought eggs.
Egg prices need to be investigated for price gouging, demands Farm Group
Many people are shocked by the cost of eggs lately and wonder why the price of eggs has more than doubled and is up some 130% within the past year (source). Is it a matter of greed and price gouging? Or is the Bird Flu to blame?
Montana Grizzlies Euthanized After Contracting Avian Flu
The latest outbreak of the avian flu represents the largest foreign animal disease outbreak in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Late last year, Montana wildlife officials found three young grizzly bears showing signs of severe illness.
Avian flu has affected 25,000 Virginia turkeys but should the public be worried?
Public concern is growing regarding the highly pathogenic avian flu and wonder if it will spread and if it can affect humans. Millions of fowl worldwide have died or been culled because of this disease. The bird flu has been on a small scale in the Commonwealth with only 6 cases in backyard fowl and has not affected the commercial industry until now. WDBJ 7 reports that over 25,000 turkeys in Rockingham County have been infected with the disease but does the public need to be concerned?
Three grizzly bears in Montana test positive for Avian Influenza Virus, euthanized due to poor condition
HELENA, MT. - Three juvenile grizzly bears in Montana have tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP).
Avian Flu and Inflation are Driving High Egg Prices
It’s time for an alternative egg plan (#AEP) The bird flu is driving high egg prices across the country. In November 2022 I wrote a story about needing an “alternative protein plan (APP)” for Thanksgiving due to the bird flu, but we may need to make an alternative egg plan (AEP). Most of America escaped the looming turkey shortage of Thanksgiving 2022, but I started seeing chicken and egg prices increase during the holiday season. I watched eggs go from $1.40 to $4–6 per dozen in various grocery stores from Aldi (which normally has the lowest egg prices) to Shoprite, Trader Joes, and of course Whole Foods. Reports are predicting that the prices are going to stay high for a while due to inflation and other factors.
Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke asks for public help after a Bald Eagle is found dead at Carvins Cove
WFXR is reporting that the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke desires local residents to assist with reporting any deceased fowl because they may have died from bird flu. A Bald Eagle was found dead on December 8 at Carvins Cove with no signs of trauma. Later examination determined that the bird died from a contagious influenza that is responsible for more than 50,000 chickens dying or being put down and the price of eggs rising.
Virginians are warned to be mindful of diseased birds which in some locations have fallen from the sky
Bird flu or avian flu is responsible for the deaths of close to 50,000 chickens which is why egg prices have soared but thankfully Virginia flocks have not been affected. . This disease should not pose a risk to humans but it is important not to touch these dead fowl if you happen upon them. There are reports in some locations of diseased birds falling dead from the sky. A report in June 2022 suggested the danger should be over and humans are not at risk although one individual thus far has been diagnosed with the disease. Virginians, however, should still take precautions.
The price of eggs is higher than ever
Many households depend on eggs to eat for breakfast and for baking. However, the price of eggs has shot up to an all-time high. Over the past year, the average price for a carton of eggs has gone up about 68% whether you buy them from your local grocery store or from a local farm.
Colorado asks public to report dead or sick birds following increase in avian influenza cases
DENVER, Col. - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department has raised concerns over the spread of avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu. Officials are warning the public to be vigilant in monitoring symptoms of bird flu. And to report any sightings of dead or sick birds they might encounter in their travels.
Turkey Day 2022 May Need an Alternative Protein Plan due to Bird Flu in
Turkey Time Pivot - #APP - Alternative Protein Plan. We may need to make an alternative protein plan for turkey day if you don’t already have a turkey. April 2022, Iowa State researchers, published an article in The Conversation.
Turkey's soaring in prices ahead of turkey day
Turkey/ Turkey's soaring in prices ahead of turkey day/blende12/ Gin Lee. If you have noticed higher prices on your favorite turkey products, you're not alone. The soaring prices of turkeys, in 2022, can be blamed on inflation and the bird-flu outbreak.
A pandemic of the animal kingdom? Bird flu outbreak spreads to marine mammal populations
A chicken is depicted being tested for Bird Flu using an oropharyngeal swab.(Via Wikimedia Commons) While humans worry about the impending threats of COVID-19 and monkeypox, seals in the northeastern United States might have a different virus to worry about: bird flu. The marine mammals have come down this summer with a new strain of H5N1, which is believed to have spilled over to them from birds.
Return of Bird Flu
After a lull of several months, bird flu has returned to the Midwest earlier than expected. The highly dangerous disease has been found in two commercial flocks of turkeys in western Minnesota and in a hobby flock in Indiana.
Bird Flu Finally Landing
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. – At farms and markets everywhere, talk now is that the end is near – the conclusion, that is, of an avian influenza outbreak that over the past three months has killed four million chickens and ducks.
'Highly-contagious' bird flu is killing bald eagles in Florida with at least 23 dead
Since the beginning of the recent bird flu outbreak, More than 20 million birds have been wiped out across the United States. At least 23 bald eagles have died in the state of Florida, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Bird flu warning: Illinois residents advised to stop the use of bird feeders and baths
Officials hope to limit the spread of avian flu among wild and domestic birds. (CHICAGO) In upsetting news for backyard bird watchers and bird enthusiasts, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has issued a warning to all Illinois residents.
'Highly-contagious' bird flu found in bald eagles in Georgia, at least 3 dead
Since the beginning of the recent bird flu outbreak, More than 20 million birds have been wiped out across the United States. Last week, Bird flu was detected in Georgia bald eagles and it is affecting their nesting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This is the first time the virus has been confirmed in the species in the state.
Baked Goods Prices On The Rise
The time for Easter traditions is only days away. But whether you buy your treats at the grocery store or local bakery, you could spend more. The expense of production is going up for retailers, and customers will help with the cost.