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RALEIGH, N.C. — State officials are taking steps to prevent the avian flu from spreading to birds in North Carolina.

On Wednesday, the Agriculture Department addressed the growing concern at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Avian flu has caused the price of eggs to spike higher than they have in more than 60 years. The biggest threat to the state’s poultry industry will come next fall during the migratory bird season.

Scientists believe avian flu is spread by wild waterfowl and because of that, state agriculture officials decided ban all poultry shows and public sales from mid-August to mid-January.

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