Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:
(HOUSTON) Get ready to pay more for your morning bacon.
A virus never before seen in the US is threatening pork production and pushing up prices.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says a pound of bacon averaged $5.46 in February. That is 13 percent more than a year ago. Ham and pork chops have gone up too.
Scientists believe the virus came from China. So far, it has killed nearly 6.8 million pigs in 27 states since last May.
No word yet on how the virus made it into the US.
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