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Local businesses are now seeing a significant rise in the price of eggs as a result of avian flu sweeping through henhouses in the Midwest in recent months.

Since December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of H5N2 in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi migratory bird paths, resulting in the destruction of millions of henhouses and a shortage of eggs which drives up the price to meet demand.

When asked if the price of the eggs he buys have been affected, Joe Frombach, owner and baker at John William’s European Pastry Shop, exclaimed, “They sure as heck are, eggs are through the roof!”

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