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  • 9 more Indiana turkey farms infected with bird flu

    01/16/2016 4:15:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2016 6:42 PM EST
    Birds from nine more commercial turkey farms in Indiana have tested positive for bird flu. [...] Authorities confirmed Friday that a commercial flock in Dubois County Indiana was infected with the H7N8 strain, which is different than the H5N2 virus that led to the deaths of about 48 million turkeys and chickens last summer. ...
  • Egg Shortage In America As Bird Flu Has Already Killed 45 MILLION Chickens And Turkeys

    06/06/2015 4:44:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | 6/3/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that 25 percent of all egg production in the United States has already been taken offline due to the bird flu crisis? You aren’t hearing much about this in the mainstream media, but at this point bird flu has claimed the lives of 45 million chickens and turkeys in America. When I wrote about this a month ago, the number of dead birds was sitting at about 20 million. In just 30 days, the death toll has risen by an astounding 20 million. This is a major crisis and it is already causing egg shortages around the...
  • Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues

    05/24/2015 2:30:04 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 32 replies
    NBC and TODAY ^ | May 23, 2015 | Maggie Fox
    [The following is an excerpt.] Could it be blowing from farm to farm in the dirt? Could determined starlings and pigeons be carrying it into poultry houses on their feet? Is it spreading in feed, or being carried on truck tires? Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, which has spread to poultry flocks in 14 states and killed or forced the slaughter of more than 39 million birds. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has never spread like this before in the United States, and it's flummoxed the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers and...
  • Iowa governor declares state of emergency due to bird flu outbreak

    05/01/2015 2:39:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/1/2015 | P.J. Huffstutter
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, soon after state agriculture officials announced four new poultry farms had initially tested positive for the virus. Iowa, the top egg-producing state in the United States, is the third state to declare a state of emergency because of the viral outbreak, which either has led or will lead to the extermination of up to 21 million chickens and turkeys nationwide. Minnesota and Wisconsin declared states of emergency in April... Dozens of countries have imposed total or partial bans on U.S. poultry...
  • Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in Minnesota

    04/10/2015 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2015 11:23 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in early March. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the new cases in Minnesota of the highly contagious H5N2 strain are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties. The four new farms housed a combined 189,000 turkeys. In North Dakota, State Veterinarian Susan Keller said the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Iowa confirmed the H5N2...
  • Exclusive: CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, bird flu mishaps

    01/01/2015 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 1, 2015 | Julie Steenhuysen
    he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to hire a chief of laboratory safety, a new post that has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a laboratory last week. Creating a new high-level safety position was a key recommendation of a months-long internal investigation into the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu in CDC labs this past summer, according to an internal CDC memo obtained by Reuters. Those incidents called into question safety practices at more than 1,000 laboratory and support facilities across the CDC's sprawling network of scientists.
  • Deadly Bird Flu In Seals Could Threaten Humans

    10/02/2014 1:13:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    natureworldnews.com ^ | Sep 04, 2014 | Brian Stallard
    Researchers have found a deadly strain of the avian influenza virus that has been sweeping through harbor seals may be able to spread to humans. That's according to a study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications. The study, led by investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, details how an avian H3N8 virus strain that had killed more than 160 seals along the New England coast back in 2011 boasted specific characteristics that allowed it to be easily spread through respiratory droplets and made it a potential threat for human infection.
  • Government scientist took shortcuts in handling deadly bird flu virus and then tried to cover up

    08/17/2014 1:22:01 PM PDT · by null and void · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07:57 EST, 16 August 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed something fishy, according to an internal investigation. The accident happened in January at the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
  • Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    08/15/2014 2:16:09 PM PDT · by Qiviut · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2014 1:31 PM EDT | Mike Stobbe
    The accident happened in January at the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. A lab scientist accidently mixed a deadly strain of bird flu with a tamer strain, and sent the mix to another CDC lab and to an outside lab in Athens, Georgia.
  • Bird Flu Detected on California Poultry Farm

    04/25/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 18 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 25, 2014 | Staff
    California poultry has been rejected in countries around the world following a bird flu outbreak in Stanislaus county. Quail on the farm tested positive for strain H5 of the avian flu.
  • China halts poultry trading after new H7N9 cases

    01/27/2014 7:21:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2014 9:45 PM EST
    Authorities in eastern China have banned live poultry sales after an increase in the number of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, state media reported Tuesday, with the busy Chinese New Year travel period already under way. So far this year, H7N9 has killed 19 people in China and infected 96, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. …
  • First North American death from bird flu (Canada)

    01/09/2014 8:45:46 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-9-2014 | (Unclear)
    The first fatal case of bird flu in North America has been reported in Canada. Officials in Canada said the victim, who was from Alberta, had just returned from Beijing. The unnamed victim, who was not identified, died on January 3, having been admitted to hospital on Jan 1. Four days earlier the victim, whose sex was not disclosed, had complained of a headache and fever. Rona Ambrose, the Canadian health minister, insisted this was an isolated case, although officials are trying to contact others on the flight.
  • New Bird Flu Surfaces in Taiwanese Woman

    11/14/2013 7:38:39 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    MedPage Today ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Michael Smith
    New Bird Flu Surfaces in Taiwanese Woman Published: Nov 13, 2013 By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, A novel variant of avian influenza A infected a 20-year-old woman in Taiwan. Note that the woman was treated in May and made a complete recovery, with no indication that she spread the novel virus to anyone else. A novel variant of avian influenza A infected a 20-year-old woman in Taiwan, investigators there are reporting. It is the first reported case of an H6N1 avian virus infecting and causing disease in a human, although very similar viruses are endemic in chickens in the...
  • New bird flu 'has unique traits'

    09/10/2013 1:45:40 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 10, 2013 | James Gallagher
    It is able to infect both the nose, giving it the potential to spread easily, and penetrate deep in the lungs where it causes pneumonia. The authors of the American Journal of Pathology say the twin attack has not been detected in previous bird flus.
  • Critics Skeptical as Flu Scientists Argue for Controversial H7N9 Studies

    08/08/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Science ^ | August 8 2013 | David Malakoff
    Flu scientists are hoping to vaccinate themselves against another outbreak of a crippling controversy. In a letter published this week by Nature and Science (see p. 612), 22 researchers make their case for launching potentially risky experiments with the H7N9 avian influenza virus, which emerged earlier this year in China and which some scientists fear could spark a deadly human pandemic. The scientists, who mostly work in U.S.-funded labs, also detail the safety and security precautions that they would take to prevent the possibly dangerous viruses they create from escaping from the lab—or falling into the hands of terrorists. In...
  • H7N9 bird flu in likely China spread between people, researchers find

    08/07/2013 12:54:31 AM PDT · by null and void · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/7/13 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON - The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the strongest evidence yet that the H7N9 virus can pass between people, scientists said on Wednesday. Research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) analyzing a family cluster of cases of H7N9 infection in eastern China found it was very likely the virus "transmitted directly from the index patient (a 60-year-old man) to his daughter." Experts commenting on the research said while it did not necessarily mean H7N9 is any closer to becoming the next...
  • Can Dangerous Bird Flu Virus Fly Between Humans?

    07/19/2013 2:12:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 18 July 2013 | Jon Cohen
    Enlarge Image Air travel. Ferret studies show that H7N9 can move via respiratory droplets from intentionally infected animals in one cage to their neighbors. Credit: Sander Herfst Since a new bird flu virus began sickening and killing people in China in March, one of the most pressing questions has been whether the virus, H7N9, would easily spread from human to human, possibly kicking off a global pandemic. Fortunately, no convincing signs of such transmission surfaced, and the outbreak—which led affected Chinese cities to close poultry markets and cull birds—seems to have ground to a halt. But three new studies...
  • Chinese Scientists Create Killer Hybrid Flu Virus In Lab

    05/04/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    zen-haven.com ^ | May 4, 2013 by | Soren Dreier
    Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory. They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people. Lord May of Oxford, a former government chief scientist and past president of the Royal Society, denounced the study published today in the journal Science as doing nothing to further the understanding and prevention of flu pandemics. “They claim they are doing this...
  • It's Time To Worry About the New Chinese Bird Flu: Op-Ed

    04/29/2013 1:17:39 PM PDT · by LucyT · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 26 April 2013 | Jeff Nesbit
    It's time for the world's public health officials to pay very close attention to the new bird flu outbreak in China first detected in March. To put it bluntly, there are now some seriously dangerous developments occurring around the new disease outbreak in China that infectious disease specialists and international public health specialists need to track closely. Let's start with three new developments reported on earlier this week by Jason Koebler, U.S. News & World Report's science and technology correspondent: the first reported case of the new bird flu strain outside China; the fact that any potential vaccine tests in...
  • The Difference Between Bird Flu and Swine Flu

    04/24/2013 5:04:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Bird flu is in the news again. So consider this a public service announcement. :-)