Here to Stay? HPAI toll surpasses 500 flocks

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More than 47 million birds have been killed so far due to High Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and we could soon break a 7-year-old record.

50 million birds were wiped out from the disease back in 2015, and just recently, a highly lethal strain hit a commercial flock of breeding chickens in Arkansas, which is a key area in the southern producing region. New York recently warned producers to stay vigilant and continue with bio-security measures.

This year, more than 500 commercial and backyard flocks have been affected across the United States, and some producers fear the virus could be here to stay.

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