Bird flu discovered in S.C. turkey flock
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was recently identified in a South Carolina turkey flock, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week.
This is the first U.S. outbreak of HPAI since 2017 and comes at a time when consumers had already experienced higher than average egg prices due to a spike in demand after the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), “it appears this HPAI strain mutated from a low pathogenic strain that has been found in poultry in that area...
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