H7N9 Flu Found in Tyson Breeder Hens

1x1.trans H7N9 Flu Found in Tyson Breeder Hens

First Piggies, now chickies, only cows are left

The reasons to buy organic grow by the day. Case in point, 15,000 breeder hens being raised for Tyson Foods Inc., by a contracted grower in Lincoln County, Tennessee, were destroyed after tests showed the presence of a strain of avian influenza called H7N9 — a cousin of the far more devastating H5N1.

“Although we are not at risk of disease from H7N9,” writes Kara Rogers with Britannica Blog, “we and certain other mammals such as pigs play a crucial role in viral evolution. For example, if upon exposure to a harmless strain of avian influenza we are infected with another strain of influenza, such as a strain that causes the typical human version of flu, we provide an opportunity for the related viruses to exchange genetic material. This exchange could give rise to an infectious, deadly version of a previously harmless avian influenza virus. This is how the deadly H5N1 virus is suspected to have evolved.”

Russia has placed ban on pork from the Tyson Foods plant in Perry, Iowa. And as of as of May 12, Russia will no longer import poultry from Pilgrim’s Pride’s Sumter, South Carolina, plant.

Related Articles

Factory Farm “Manure Lagoons” Linked to Swine Flu Outbreak

Is Swine Flu Linked to Pigs?

Yogurt Can Help Guard Against Swine Flu

1x1.trans H7N9 Flu Found in Tyson Breeder Hens
1x1.trans H7N9 Flu Found in Tyson Breeder Hens
Inquisitive foodie with a professional investigative background and strong belief in the organic farm to table movement. Author of Bad Seeds: A FriendsEAT Guide to GMO's. Buy Now!
1x1.trans H7N9 Flu Found in Tyson Breeder Hens


What is FriendsEAT?

FriendsEAT is an online social community for foodies. Our blog is the pulse of what's going on in the culinary community. Join the hundreds of thousands people following FriendsEAT.

Contact FriendsEAT:
us @ friendseat.com

The Team

Follow FriendsEAT on

Popular Articles

Sorry. No data so far.


The opinions in this blog are the sole opinion of the authors and in no way reflect views of Binary Bits, LLC.