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It’s not just eggs EVERYTHING is getting expensive


The price of eggs has soared thanks to avian flu.

You may ask what is avian flu? Avian flu infects primarily bird but can also infect humans. It spreads by airborne respiratory droplets.

We are currently experiencing the outbreak of this new avian flu which was first confirmed in chickens near Delmas North Johannesburg at the beginning of June 2023.

Our food has turned to be overly expensive over night because of this new virus, the luxury of beating two eggs is slowly starting to be history.

Many of us has seen the price of both eggs and potatoes has increased rapidly at the last few weeks.

The price of potatoes has increased a lot by R40 in a space of a week even our kids favorite hot beverage Milo has increased by 46% more than it’s usually price.

A combination of egg shortages loadshedding and fuel means a weekly grocery shop can put a serious hole in our pockets.

But our food is not the only thing we should be worried about, we must also pay a sharp attention to our wellbeing as well. Life is more expensive then material things. Illness in humans from bird flu virus have ranged in severity from no symptoms to severe disease here are few symptoms you should be on the look out for.

  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or staffy run down
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea or vomiting