Humans can become infected with bird flu by eating undercooked, infected chicken. Try vegan foods for a bird flu free lifestyle!!!
In Minnesota turkey farms, more than 340,000 turkeys have been killed during the recent outbreak of H5N2 bird flu. Hopefully this will prompt people to reconsider their food choices.
Turkeys raised on factory farms are especially susceptible to bird flu, as the cramped, filthy conditions are perfect disease reservoirs. Tens of thousands of birds are packed into sheds with no more than 3.5 square feet of space per bird. As bird feces piles up, bacteria fester and spread.
Studies show that bird flu is prone to mutation into strains that are contagious to humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, H5N2’s appearance in North America might increase the likelihood of human infection in this country, and scientists recommend monitoring humans exposed to infected turkeys.
According to the World Health Organization, humans can become infected with bird flu by eating undercooked, infected chicken and by eating food prepared on the same cutting board as contaminated chicken meat or eggs—and in many other easy ways. Even touching the broken eggshells of infected eggs puts consumers at risk.
PETA.org is asking to try vegan foods and to encourage his constituents to do the same, and we’ve offered to help with recipes, tips, and even free food.