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The most serious bird flu in the United States and Europe in the past 7 years

View: 36 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-11-30 Origin: site

The western world is facing its worst bird flu outbreak in nearly seven years.
According to US media reports on November 27 local time, agricultural officials in Nebraska said that a total of 1.8 million chickens on the farm will be slaughtered after bird flu is found on a local farm.
Prior to this, according to the US Department of Agriculture, this year's bird flu epidemic has resulted in the slaughter of more than 52.3 million poultry in 46 US states.
Europe has become another place where the bird flu epidemic has spread, and the epidemic has lasted for more than a year.
In October 2021, the UK reported this round of bird flu outbreaks for the first time. In addition, France, the Netherlands, Spain and other countries are also facing the crisis of bird flu. A week ago, another outbreak occurred in the border area between the Netherlands and Germany, and about 220,000 poultry were culled.
Confirmed by the EU Food Safety Authority, Europe has encountered the worst bird flu epidemic in history this year, and nearly 50 million poultry have been culled.
According to statistics, the United States and Europe have culled more than 100 million poultry to curb the development of the epidemic. But the bigger problem arising from this is the "hard to find an egg" caused by the sharp drop in quantity and high price.
According to news from the British media on the 25th, there have been empty egg shelves in some supermarkets in the UK, and Hungary has directly implemented the egg price limit policy. The price of eggs in October became the top food inflation in the United States. The price rose by more than 10% month-on-month and an astonishing 43% year-on-year.
It is worth noting that at the end of October, bird flu outbreaks also broke out in Japan, India, and South Korea. At present, no epidemic has been found in China, but according to relevant media reports, due to the sharp drop in imports of ancestral white-feathered broiler chickens, which are more dependent on foreign countries, the price of domestic chicken chicks has risen. From less than 1 yuan/feather in March at the beginning of the year to 4 yuan/feather now Yu hit a new high for the year, and the price has tripled.