The prices of eggs in the United States have soared from $1 to $2.95 due to avian flu, which has already affected 27 states.
According to reports, the prices of eggs have risen since the avian flu has already infected some 27 million chickens and turkeys, forcing farmers to “depopulate” or kill their animals to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Sources said the virus has thus far infected many different species, including penguins and bald eagles, but its spread has been particularly disastrous among chicken-laying animals.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed on Friday that the flu is now present in at least 27 states.
Based on the latest data, 1.3% of all U.S. chickens and 6% of U.S. turkeys have been affected by the outbreak.