Pandemic

Avian flu resurfaces in Missouri, hits more Iowa farms

Thursday, May 7, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 06, 2015 The H5N2 avian flu virus has reappeared in Missouri after an absence of more than a month, and Iowa reported six more poultry outbreaks today, but hard-hit Minnesota was spared any new outbreaks for the first time since mid-April. Backyard flock hit In Missouri the virus struck... »

Bird Flu Has Already Killed More Than 20 MILLION Turkeys And Chickens In The United States

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com May 6th, 2015 Are you prepared to go without turkey this Thanksgiving? Yes, it might actually get that bad. So far, the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history has claimed the lives of more than 20 million turkeys and chickens, and the pandemic continues to rage wildly out... »

Fujian H5N2 Minnesota Spread – Lincoln County

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

Recombinomics.com May 6, 2015 The above May 5 APHIS list adds 8 farm outbreaks confirmed on May 4 (see H5N2 map). The new format on the APIS page keeps a running total of the number of afected birds, which was at 23,981,473. Hoverever, totals for many of the recent farms have not been entered.... »

Bird flu may take bite out of Thanksgiving’s turkey supply

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

P.J. Huffstutter, Reuters Philly.com Tuesday, May 5, 2015 CHICAGO (Reuters) – The largest-ever U.S. outbreak of avian influenza, which has devastated Midwestern poultry and egg producers in recent weeks, could be felt at Thanksgiving tables across the nation come November, farmers and some trade groups say. The virulent H5N2 strain has already spread to... »

Three Midwest states report 14 more H5N2 outbreaks

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 04, 2015 Officials in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin today reported a total of 14 more confirmed or probable H5N2 avian flu outbreaks on turkey and chicken farms, undermining hopes that warm spring weather would slow the virus’s spread. Minnesota reported eight outbreaks, including two in previously untouched counties and... »

H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 04, 2015 Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has resurfaced in Turkey for the first time since 2008, while the H5N8 virus has hit five more poultry farms in Taiwan, according to reports filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). In Turkey, H5N1 killed a backyard flock of... »

Facing 4 more H5N2 outbreaks, Iowa declares emergency

Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 01, 2015 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad declared a statewide emergency over H5N2 avian influenza today as the state reported probable outbreaks on four more farms, while Minnesota officials said two more farms have probably been hit by the virus. The latest Iowa outbreaks push the state’s total to 21,... »

Bird flu epidemic becoming critical…(If This Jumps To The Swine…Off To The Races!!)

Friday, May 1, 2015
By Paul Martin

Julie Belschner AgReview.com April 28, 2015 Wisconsin’s poultry farms are under a state of emergency, declared this past week by Gov. Scott Walker. National Guard forces are helping as avian flu spreads. As of late Tuesday, yet another Wisconsin turkey flock had been decimated with the H5 avian influenza virus – an 87,000-bird turkey... »

Canine flu outbreak caused by Asian H3N2 influenza: Researchers

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Robert Herriman OutbreakNewsToday.com April 13, 2015 What was assumed to be caused by influenza A (H3N8) virus by just about everyone, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the canine influenza outbreak in the Midwest has turned out to be something quite different, according to researchers from Cornell University and the... »

CDC says Avian Flu H5N2 strain harmless to humans, but until when?

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

DailyTimesGazette.com Apr 26, 2015 “Most of the time, these viruses don’t have human disease potential, but obviously you need to be very careful. Nowadays, you can’t say anything about flu with certainty.” stated expert in emerging infections, Dr. Stephen Morse from Columbia University. Just this week, CDC released a statement that humans aren’t vulnerable... »

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