Avian Flu Becoming Global, Year Round Threat

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The Avian Flu is showing up in new areas around the world, devastating poultry and potentially threatening global food supply.  In the U.S. alone, 58 million birds have been destroyed in the last year and farmers in Britain, France and Japan also faced record losses of millions of birds.  The disease is now showing up in South America with Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia reporting cases for the first time in recent months.  New cases are in close proximity to Brazil, a top global exporter of chicken. The disease is spread by wild birds who infect domestic flocks and it spreads when wild birds migrate in the spring.  However, since early 2022 the disease has persisted year round.