US government officials say if bird flu shows up in US chickens or turkeys, the government will kill the whole flock.
Josh Kranzberg explains how this would affect Missouri.
Taylor Woods, veterinarian for the Missouri Department of Agriculture, says if Missouri gets the bird flu that affects humans, it will have a devastating effect on the state. But he suggests Missouri's hot summer might actually be a help to fending off the flu.
Woods says chickens are still safe to eat if people cook it to 165 degrees or higher. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg
With bird flu threatening to hit the US, government officials want to kill off an entire flock of chickens or turkeys if one shows signs of the disease
Josh Kranzberg explains what this means to Missouri.
Although the bird flu hasn't hit the US yet, 200 million birds have already died around the world from the disease or slaughtered in an attempt to curtail the spread of it. But if it comes to Missouri, Department of Agriculture Veterinarian Taylor Woods says the results won't be good.
Woods says the USDA is continously monitoring areas for outbreaks and none have been reported so far. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg