Thousands of turkeys affected after bird flu hits popular Pennsylvania farm

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NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A popular Lehigh Valley turkey farm -

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had to destroy thousands of turkeys after the bird flu disease was detected in a flock.

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David Jaindl of Jaindl Farms in Orefield, Pa. says 14,000 turkeys were affected.

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According to the USDA, the agency that tracks the cases, 21 commercial flocks have been affected in Pennsylvania.

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Similar outbreaks are happening across the country.

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Prior to the impact, Jaindl sat down for an interview where he spoke about the flu and inflation.

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“It’s tough because the product is limited across the country so you’re going to see higher prices this year,” Jaindl said.

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Authorities are setting up a control area and surveillance zone around the farm to hopefully prevent the flu from spreading.

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