Avian Influenza: 50 million birds die in record US outbreak
By BBC NewsNews Disease watch
Total has surpassed previous high set in 2015.
Over 50 million birds have died amid a record-breaking outbreak of avian flu in the United States, according to the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
This year’s total of 50.54m birds – including chickens and turkeys – has surpassed a previous high set in 2015.
Flocks in over 40 states have been affected, more than double the number of states in the previous outbreak.
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