Bird flu kills millions of birds in the United States, driving up the price of eggs


Bird flu kills millions of birds in the United States, driving up the price of eggs

  • The worst bird flu outbreak since 2014-15 led the CDC to propose precautions against human spread.
  • The current strain of bird flu poses a low risk to humans, according to the CDC, with only 1 case in Europe.
  • Egg prices in the United States more than doubled in March after more than 24 million domestic birds had to be killed.

With food prices rapidly rising, Francine Eubanks was unaware that a highly contagious bird flu spreading across the country had suddenly driven up the cost of eggs for her busy bagel shop.

But his customers, like many across the country, pay more for bagels, knishes and pastries from his Bagel King grocery store in Deltona, Florida.

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