March 7, 2017

New U.S. HPAI reports spark bans, hit stock prices

Confirmation of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Tennessee has prompted three Asian countries to impose bans on chicken from the Volunteer State, according to several media reports.
About 73,500 birds will be culled on a chicken breeder farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc. in the first case of HPAI in the United States this year, according to USDA reports. Tyson released a statement that it is working with state and federal officials to prevent the H7 virus from spreading. About 30 other farms in the area have been placed under quarantine as tests on those birds continue. Read more


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