Industry gears up in case avian flu returns

Industry gears up in case avian flu returns

SINCE the first reported U.S. case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in December 2014, more than 49 million chickens and turkeys have died or were euthanized across 15 states.

The disease also led to 75 countries issuing either a full or partial ban on U.S. poultry exports, which resulted in nearly $390 million in lost export revenue in the first quarter. The steep decline in exports was one of the largest ever seen.

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