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As egg prices soar, the deadliest bird flu outbreak in US history drags on

11 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Chicken eggs are disposed of at a quarantined farm in Israel's northern Moshav of Margaliot on January 3, 2022. )
The ongoing bird flu outbreak in the US is now the longest and deadliest on record. More than 57 million birds have been killed by the virus or culled since a year ago, and the deadly disruption has helped propel skyrocketing egg prices and a spike in egg smuggling.
Since highly pathogenic avian influenza A was first detected in US birds in January 2022, the price of a carton of a dozen eggs has shot up from an average of about $1.79 in December 2021 to $4.25 in...
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