# Bird flu
1.2 million chickens to be slaughtered at an Iowa farm where bird flu was found
The bird flu virus was confirmed on an Iowa egg farm in the second case last week. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced the latest bird flu infection at a farm in Taylor County on Friday, and Iowa’s governor Kim Reynolds immediately declared a disaster there to make sure the state has the resources to respond quickly.
Food Security in Focus: Iowa Bird Flu Outbreak
The recent outbreak of bird flu at an Iowa farm, resulting in the slaughter of 1.2 million chickens, has brought attention to the issue of food security. This introduction will provide a brief overview of the situation and set the stage for further discussion.
Arkansas Reports First Commercial Poultry Bird Flu Case in a Year Amid National Rise
Arkansas, a leading chicken producer in the United States, has confirmed its first case of deadly avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock in over a year, coinciding with a national increase in infections.
Avian Flu Strikes Again: 48,000 Chickens Culled, Intensifying Poultry Market Concerns
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A severe outbreak of avian flu has resulted in the culling of nearly 48,000 chickens at a farm in north Alabama, according to state agriculture officials. The affected farm, located in Marshall County, specializes in raising pullets and has been placed under quarantine following the confirmation of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
The Latest On Bird Flu: Toll Nears 59 Million
According to the Agriculture Department, highly pathogenic avian influenza was found in commercial flocks in two states recently—turkey farms in Utah and South Dakota—after a five-month break. Last year, bird flu outbreaks that began in February 2022, 58.97 million birds, predominantly egg-laying chickens and turkeys kept for human consumption, died.
Outbreak of Bird Flu by Fort Flagler State Park
Officials urge the general public to avoid contact with wild animals. The Washington Department of Health and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife advised the public on Friday to avoid wild birds amid a bird flu outbreak near Fort Flagler State Park.
Washington State Department Of Agriculture Confirms Avian Influenza
* This article is sourced from social media and blog AI and websites that are cited within the story. *. According to The Washington Department of Agriculture or WSDA, several backyard flocks across the state of Washington have confirmed cases of Avian Flu, also referred to as Bird Flu. This is a condition that is caused by infection with the avian influenza Type A viruses.
Shop Local! Egg Prices the lesson of bird flu, rising feed costs and corporate greed
The large corporations of corporate farms and distribution of products via the limited number of large corporate grocery stores that have cornered the market such as Walmart, have continued to put pressure on the American consumer.
Worrying Bird Flu Outbreak Sparks Urgent WHO Intervention in Cambodia
Since two confirmed human cases of the H5N1 bird flu were discovered in one household in Cambodia, the World Health Organization is collaborating with the government of that nation.
Heartbreaking Loss: 11-Year-Old Cambodian Girl Dies from Bird Flu Infection
According to the government, an avian influenza virus, also known as bird flu, has killed an 11-year-old girl in Cambodia. According to a statement released on Thursday by the health minister, Mam Bunheng, it was the first documented human illness with the H5N1 virus in the nation since 2014.
Small farm devastated by avian flu says 90 percent of birds recovered before order to cull.
Over the past year American farmers have struggled to survive droughts, pandemics, and supply chain shortages. One such farmer was recently interviewed with Yanasa TV's host of "Straight Talk," Shauna Rankin.
Major meat shortage looming as national cattle herd shrinks & egg shortage reaches crisis levels.
Protein production in the traditional sense; pork, beef, chicken, and eggs, is about to face some significant supply chain challenges nationally. Stocking up on protein now could save you a considerable amount of money 6 months down the road. However, it may take more than stocking up, because the market will not return to normal for the foreseeable future.
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.