Bird flu in the Midwest causing egg prices to soar

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Farmers in the United States from Iowa to California are struggling to contain the spread of H5N2 – a lethal strain of bird flu paralyzing chicken and turkey farms throughout the Midwest. It’s already claimed more than 10 percent of the U.S. population of egg-laying hens – causing a shortage of eggs and an unprecedented increase in egg prices.

CCTV’s Roza Kazan filed the report.

Bird flu in the Midwest causing egg prices to soar

Farmers in the United States from Iowa to California are struggling to contain the spread of H5N2 - a lethal strain of bird flu paralyzing chicken and turkey farms throughout the Midwest. It's already claimed more than 10 percent of the U.S. population of egg-laying hens - causing a shortage of eggs and an unprecedented increase in egg prices. CCTV's Roza Kazan filed the report.