Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Iraqi chicken apocalypse

A strain of influenza is ripping through Baghdad. This article doesn't have too many details but this episode has resulted in the death of 2.8 million birds - both directly and indirectly. During outbreaks, farms will put down all of their chicken. Crazy stuff. 

What floors me is that there are nearly 3 million chickens around Baghdad. I mean, it shouldn't be that surprising given the population.   

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