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October 26, 2015

Keeping the Avian Influenza virus out

Over the last year, the world had to deal with a serious Avian Influenza crisis. A mutated disease led to infections in many countries and it became a fact of life that the virus has settled in the wild bird population, thus posing a higher threat than before. Some were able to stamp out single incidences of the virus quickly and prevent further spread in the poultry population due to early detection from the farmer up, good organisation and experience. However, in the US the virus was able to get out of control. Chad Gregory of United Egg Producers: “We encountered the worst animal disease outbreak in US history, in which we lost the birds of 223 companies.”  Read More

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