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KFC worried about Avian Flu affecting chicken sales

KFC girds for possible flu-related sales drop

Because people will be afraid of chicken, not because everyone will be dead.

Yum! Brands Inc. estimates that fear of avian flu could knock down sales of Kentucky Fried Chicken as much as 20 percent in the United States or Europe, an analyst who follows the stock said.

The company has been planning a response to an outbreak of the potentially deadly virus in the Western Hemisphere.