A staggering 42 million poultry have been destroyed in the worst outbreak of bird flu in America’s history.
That is nearly three times larger than the last worst outbreak in 1983.
It is taking an emotional toll on farmers and staff and a team of forensics are conducting a CSI-style investigation on how it is continuing to spread unchecked.
It is the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain of H5 N2 (HPAI H5N2), which poses only a low risk to human health. Continue reading