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Is the U.S. considering vaccine in the fight against avian influenza?

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WASHINGTON — The effects of the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) that has been occurring in the U.S. since January 2022, has been felt commercially in the loss of chickens and turkeys, as well as its now well-known impact on the egg layer flock that has resulted in historically high egg prices.

For total numbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that HPAI has affected more than 58,643,000 birds in 47 states, encompassing 805 outbreaks in 401 counties. These affected birds include commercial poultry, wild aquatic birds, backyard, and hobby flocks.

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