U.S. Considers Vaccines to Protect Poultry from Deadly Bird Flu
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into vaccines as an option to protect poultry against deadly bird flu, the agency's chief veterinary officer said as the country faces its worst outbreak since 2015.
Supporters say vaccines could help keep poultry alive, prevent financial losses and control food costs, though shots would be too late to stop the current outbreak that has wiped out 22 million chickens and turkeys in commercial flocks since February.
Previously, the United States has eschewed vaccines, worried that importers will ban U.S. poultry shipments because...
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