A Killer Virus Buffalo And WNY Should Know About
Bird Flu is back! There is currently NO KNOWN THREAT TO HUMANS. However, this deadly virus will change the way you eat or shop for meat. The Bird Flu is taking a major toll on a variety of birds across the country and experts say it will have a big impact on prices.
In just Nebraska alone, there are reports that nearly 600,000 birds will be destroyed because of the current outbreak of the Bird Flu.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced on Tuesday that it has confirmed a case of the highly contagious bird flu in a commercial flock of 570,000 broiler chickens and that the birds will be "humanely depopulated and disposed of."
The Bird Flu doesn't seem to be transmitted to humans but places many varieties of birds from farms to the wild at risk. Consumers can't seem to catch a break! As soon as the costly COVID pandemic seemed to be ending, the war in Ukraine forced gas prices to surge here in the United States and now we have the Bird Flu to be concerned about.
I haven't heard of any specific outbreak here in Western New York, However, years ago the Bird Flu did keep many of the farmers from showing their birds at local fairs. The auctions and sales were also limited because of the fear of an outbreak.