As of right now, there is a shortage of eggs in the United States. This isn’t because people are eating less eggs; in fact, they’re eating more than ever before. It’s because a strain of avian influenza has killed tens of millions of chicken and egg-laying birds. As the virus spreads, so does the shortage; in some parts of the country, eggs are going for as much as $2.50 per dozen. This price hike has serious consequences for both consumers and businesses, as it makes food more expensive and forces restaurants to ration their supplies. In this article, we will explore the egg shortage and its causes. We will also tell you what you can do to make sure you have enough eggs on hand no matter what.
What is the virus and what does it do?
The deadly bird flu has caused egg prices to skyrocket in parts of the world, including the United States. The shortage is believed to be linked to the virus, as chicken farms have been quarantining their birds. The virus can infect human beings and cause serious respiratory problems, among other health problems.
Why are eggs becoming so expensive?
There is a global egg shortage due to a deadly virus, and the prices of eggs are soaring. The virus is called avian influenza A(H7N9), and it has killed at least 116 people in China so far this year. This outbreak is the second biggest in history, and the World Health Organization predicts that it will cause even more deaths.
China is by far the worst hit country, with 49% of all cases reported there so far. Other countries affected include Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States.
The main reason for the shortage is that many farmers have decided to stop raising chickens because of the fear of avian influenza. This has caused major supermarkets in countries like China and Vietnam to run out of eggs. In China, egg prices have almost tripled since April.
Some people are trying to get around the shortage by buying eggs from overseas. But this also has its own problems: some chicken farms in other countries may not be as well-prepared for an outbreak of avian influenza as those in China or Vietnam, and there is a risk that these farms could use dangerous techniques to contain the virus such as using antibiotics or disinfectants which could spread disease among humans or animals.
What can you do to prepare for a possible egg shortage?
One of the potential consequences of the deadly pandemic is a shortage of eggs. The problem is that not all chickens are susceptible to the virus, so some producers have been able to keep their flock healthy. However, as more chickens become infected and die, the number of eggs available has decreased.
If you’re concerned about this possible egg shortage, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First, you can try to buy eggs from stores that have a good supply. Second, you can try to incubate your own eggs. This means keeping them warm until they hatch. Third, you can collect eggs from hens that have died or been culled due to the pandemic.
In an article on the topic of egg prices, Bloomberg reports that a shortage of eggs is being blamed for the soaring cost. The virus has killed more than 25 million chickens over in just a few weeks, so there is not enough supply to meet the demand. A production worker quoted in the article said that “demand [for eggs] hasn’t gone up by much but the price has shot up.” It looks like we will all have to start paying a bit more for our breakfast soon!