Officials Seeking to Contain Bird Flu Outbreak

Officials Seeking to Contain Bird Flu Outbreak

Agricultural officials are scrambling to contain an avian influenza outbreak.

Infected wild birds have been found in 21 states, including Illinois, and the virus has been circulating in migrating waterfowl in Europe and Asia for nearly a year.

State and federal officials are hopeful that the disease won’t spread as it did in 2015 when it resulted in the deaths of about 50 million chickens and turkeys, causing meat and egg prices to skyrocket.