Pandemic

Ebola cases rise, expand in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News May 20, 2015 Continued unsafe burials are largely fueling Ebola flare-ups in Guinea and Sierra Leone, where 35 cases were reported last week, just days after the countries had seen their lowest weekly case tallies of the year, according to outbreak updates today. The geographic range of cases also expanded... »

Ebola ‘won’t go quietly,’ WHO says, as cases edge up

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

It will take an extraordinary effort to finish the job, WHO’s special representative for Ebola says CBC.ca May 19, 2015 Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, in a reminder that the virus “will not go quietly,” a top World... »

A huge US food distributor says bird flu could hurt egg supply for the next year

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

ANJALI ATHAVALEY, REUTERS BusinessInsider.com MAY 15, 2015 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Food distributor Sysco said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its supply of eggs and chickens that lay them for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers. Sysco is the... »

Guinea sees spurt of Ebola cases; Sierra Leone has 1

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News May 15, 2015 Sierra Leone yesterday reported its first confirmed Ebola case in 8 days, as the virus flared in a new hot spot in Guinea, tempering the encouragement from a report earlier this week that both countries were making progress toward zero cases, the United Nations Mission for Ebola... »

Minnesota reports more H5N2 as fairs plan poultry bans

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 15, 2015 Minnesota reported today that yet another turkey farm has fallen prey to the H5N2 avian flu virus, as the widespread outbreaks start taking a toll on plans for state and county fairs this summer in the Midwest. Minnesota officials said the state’s top turkey-raising county and the... »

High-path avian flu hits four Midwestern states

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 14, 2015 Highly pathogenic avian flu has scored six more hits in the Midwest, including Nebraska’s second big layer chicken farm, South Dakota’s first affected layer farm, and two farms each in Minnesota and Iowa, state officials announced today. The Minnesota sites are egg-production and turkey farms, while the... »

Drug-resistant ‘super typhoid’ now spreading globally

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez NaturalNews.com Friday, May 15, 2015 A multi-antibiotic-resistant strain of deadly typhoid fever has spread from Asia to Africa, where it might have reached epidemic proportions, warned an international research team in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on May 11. The 74 researchers from nearly two dozen countries, who... »

Avian influenza strikes again in South Dakota, Iowa

Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News May 13, 2015 Animal health officials in South Dakota said highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has turned up on two more poultry farms, three weeks after the state’s last outbreaks were reported, and Iowa authorities reported one new suspected outbreak at an another egg farm. The latest outbreaks hit two... »

Bird flu outbreak hits Nebraska poultry farm: USDA

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

By P.J. Huffstutter Yahoo.com May 12, 2015 The fast-spreading avian flu virus was confirmed for the first time in Nebraska, at a commercial egg-laying farm that housed a flock of 1.7 million chickens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The case in Dixon County, Nebraska, brings the number of states affected by... »

EGG, TURKEY MEAT PRICES BEGIN TO RISE AS BIRD FLU SPREADS

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

AP.org May 12,2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys. Market experts say grocery stores and wholesalers are trying to stock up on eggs, but there’s no need to worry about... »

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