Bird flu strikes nearly 10 million birds in Iowa

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY SHELLIE NELSON APRIL 30, 2015 As the USDA confirmed the infection in three more Iowa facilities, the total number of Iowa birds affected by avian flu was fast approaching 10 million. The first infected flock was at a commercial turkey farm in Buena Vista County. Then, more than 5 million hens were... »

Colorado bird owners urged: Protect your poultry

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Paul Martin 04/30/2015 The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N2 and H5N8 in wild birds, as well as in backyard and commercial poultry flocks. The states with confirmed cases of HPAI in domestic poultry are: Arkansas, California,... »

Ebola Still Going Strong in Liberia

Monday, April 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Sierra Rayne April 27, 2015 Back in early March, the mainstream media was excitedly publishing stories about Liberia purportedly discharging its last Ebola patient and awaiting formal “Ebola-free” status. Of course, back in mid-January, the major outlets were also reporting that Liberia “aims to be Ebola-free by end-February.” How wrong they all... »

Ebola Virus Found In Survivor’s Semen 6 Months After Negative Blood Test

Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Dana Dovey Apr 17, 2015 Traces of the Ebola virus have been found in the semen of an Ebola survivor six months after being declared virus-free. Doctors are now working to uncover whether or not this is an isolated occurrence, but for the time being health officials are advising all Ebola survivors... »

Ebola-infected health worker being treated at NIH hospital now in “critical” condition

Friday, April 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan A. Huff Friday, April 17, 2015 The health status of the 11th U.S. patient to be treated for Ebola has worsened from serious to critical condition, according to new reports. The unnamed patient, a health worker who was admitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, on March... »

Media panics over measles cases, but gives government a pass for housing possible Ebola patients in hotels open to the public

Friday, April 10, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Jonathan Benson Friday, April 10, 2015 In the U.S. today, you can’t even attend public school unless you’re fully vaccinated for a battery of mostly mild childhood conditions (or unless you use an appropriate vaccine exemption that is in danger of being eliminated). But the federal government now feels that it’s no... »

CNN covers up government plan to put Ebola patients in U.S. hotels

Thursday, April 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes Thursday, April 09, 2015 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has long since disappeared from the radars of the world’s news media, with coverage falling off dramatically from its peak last year. That is especially true in the United States, but that coverage could soon change if a policy... »

Guinea: Border Closed Over Ebola Fears

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
By Paul Martin MARCH 30, 2015 Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said. The long-running Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Liberia has no Ebola patients at this point, and... »

Ebola Cases Top 25,000

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
By Paul Martin

Alexandra Sifferlin 3/31/2015 The outbreak has infected 25,178 people and killed 10,445 More than 25,000 people have been infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, according to a new report. As of Tuesday, the outbreak, which has persisted for more than a year, has infected 25,178 people and killed 10,445, according... »

Liberia Reports First Ebola Case in Weeks

Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

By SHERI FINK and RICK GLADSTONE MARCH 20, 2015 A patient in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, health officials said Friday, more than two weeks after the last known case in the country had been discharged from the hospital. The news deflated optimism that Liberia, one of the three West... »

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