‘Twenty-four million dead birds on over 120 farms across 13 states. US poultry banned in at least eight countries. Three governor-declared states of emergency. Right now, the United States is experiencing the worst avian influenza epidemic in its history, and all farmers can do about it, at least for the moment, is kill infected birds by the barn.
Government officials, to their credit, are looking beyond the present, scrambling to develop a vaccine that they hope can stop the virus in its tracks. But that may not be enough—and some experts, in fact, worry that vaccinating will only make things worse for the economic and physical health of America’s poultry industry.’
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