Pandemic

Ebola is on the rise again — and the world is no better prepared for it than last year

Sunday, June 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

EMMA FARGE BusinessInsider.com JUN. 13, 2015 DAKAR (Reuters) – The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Saturday. “The reality today is if Ebola were to... »

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone spike to highest level since March

Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

Sierra Leone and Guinea still regularly reporting several new cases daily CBC.ca Jun 12, 2015 Sierra Leone is introducing new curfews for two northern districts after a spike in new Ebola cases to the highest level in months, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Friday. The 18-month-long Ebola epidemic has killed more than 11,100... »

‘Large & complex’ S.Korea MERS outbreak kills 14th patient, more cases expected

Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com June 13, 2015 As South Korea reported its 14th fatality from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), in addition to the 12 new cases, the World Health Organization warned the “large and complex” outbreak will cost more lives. “Because the outbreak has been large and is complex, more cases should be... »

Michigan finds H5N2 in wild geese; Iowa hit again

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News Jun 08, 2015 The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus H5N2 has been found in wild Canada geese in a Detroit suburb, marking its first detection in Michigan, and another poultry flock in Iowa has a probable outbreak, officials from the two states reported today. In Michigan, three goslings that... »

Egg Shortage In America As Bird Flu Has Already Killed 45 MILLION Chickens And Turkeys

Thursday, June 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder EndOfTheAmericanDream.com June 3rd, 2015 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... »

MERS alert: S.Korea closes schools, quarantines 1,600 as 3rd patient dies

Thursday, June 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com June 04, 2015 South Korea has a massive panic on its hands over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has so far killed three people and left over 1,600 people in quarantine. Up to 7,000 tourists have canceled plans to visit the country. An 82-year-old South Korean citizen who was initially taken to... »

Number of Minnesota bird flu cases nears 100

Friday, May 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

WCTrib.com May 28, 2015 WILLMAR — The state’s 98th case of avian influenza was reported Thursday. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said a commercial turkey flock in Renville County is the latest farm to be affected by the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu. This is the fifth case reported in Renville County. So... »

One More Minnesota Turkey Farm Struck By Bird Flu

Friday, May 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

KDLT.com May 29, 2015 ST. PAUL, Minn. – One more Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by bird flu, this time in Renville County. The Board of Animal Health announced the new presumptive case Thursday. The size of the flock is still being determined. The new case raises the total of Minnesota farms affected... »

Fourth Case of Bird Flu Found in Nebraska | New County Involved

Friday, May 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

NBCNeb.com May 28, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in Nebraska. This case has been... »

Spain and Italy hit by devastating ‘olive ebola’ outbreak

Monday, May 25, 2015
By Paul Martin

CAROLINE MORTIMER IndependentUK Monday 25 May 2015 Spanish olive groves are at risk of being wiped out by a strain of “olive ebola” which has ravaged the crop in Italy. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, believed to have originally come from the United States, has torn through southern Italy since it first appeared in late... »

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