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WATCH: Can bird flu spread to humans? 5 questions about the U.S. outbreak

The U.S. is grappling with the deadliest bird flu in history. More than 58 million birds, from domestic birds such as chickens and turkeys to wild birds, such as eagles and owls. have been culled since January 2022 to stop the spread of the H5N1 bird flu.

Officials say there is no concern about widespread transmission among humans However, the spread of H5N1 has affected food prices, driving up the price of chicken, eggs and turkey, as farmers increase biosecurity protocols and monitor their flocks.

PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham joins Digital Anchor Nicole Ellis to explain why this is happening, what scientists have learned, and what you need to know in the grocery store.

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