Bird flu in U.S. might drive up egg prices by the billions, analysts say

May 22, 2015 1:18 AM

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In the near future, they might all be luxury fare -- as the recent outbreak of bird flu in the United States might drive up the price of eggs by the billions, analysts say. While that analogy may be a bit of an exaggeration, experts say the reality is that eggs and egg-related products are already being severely impacted by the virus' spread.

The first case was reported in December and by the end of the month, many cases of H5N2 had gotten on the books. That particular strain of bird flu hasn't been kind to farmers and may now cast a large and expensive shadow over the U.S. egg industry, analysts believe.

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