(Republicaninformer.com)- H5N1 (avian flu virus) has caused a rough year so far. According to a report, the situation is expected to worsen in the coming weeks when wild birds finish their spring migrations.
According to studies, the H5N1 virus spreads wherever birds go. Infection risk may rise along the routes used by migrating birds, which pass several countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is dangerous for the increasing number of animal species that have contracted bird flu alongside other birds, like agricultural flocks of ducks, hens, and turkeys.
Potential human danger may also increase. At least one human has died from the latest bird flu pandemic, and that person was in China. At least five more persons have gotten and survived the illness.
Consumer reports show prices have started to drop as the U.S. egg business rebounds from the 2022 poultry culls. Late last year, the price of a dozen eggs averaged $5.30. After a steep decline in December and January, it leveled out in February at around $2.50.
Nevertheless, further virus propagation and maybe additional bird fatalities are now threatened by the 2023 bird migration. The cost of eggs has started to rise once again.
According to the USDA, jumbo California eggs now cost 25 cents more, while prices for Large eggs and Extra Large range from 8 to 29.5 cents more, Medium sizes go up from 4 to 20 cents, and Small eggs go up by 20 cents. All sizes of New York eggs have decreased by 5 cents.
There is a consistent undercurrent. The selection is minimal to modest. The availability of supplies is low to moderate. Demand across the board is quite steady.
Reports show that while H5N1 may infect humans via intimate contact with sick birds, it has not yet been transmitted between humans. There is very little risk of a human pandemic caused by avian flu.
Although certain farmers and zoo personnel could be in danger, the number of people who come into contact with animals is limited.