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Egg Prices Reach Record Levels in US Bird Flu Outbreak

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Massive bird flu outbreak acorss the US is causing an egg shortage after a third of the egg-laying hens died over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.

As a result, wholesale price almost tripled on May 22. The egg prices soared by a massive 70% over the last month.Egg prices bird flu outbreak 2015

According to officials, the bird flu virus spread appears to have slowed but not stopped.

Federal officials are planning an aggressive educational campaign to improve biosecurity around infected barns after tests have shown the disease is spreading from farm to farm.

The virus has led to 40 million dead birds in the US – mostly turkeys and egg-laying chickens – either from the disease or euthanized to prevent its spread, officials say.

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