Pandemic

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... »

In eastward jump, H5N8 surfaces in Indiana

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 11, 2015 The highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu virus, previously found in the United States only in the West, has been detected in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana, state and federal officials announced today. Meanwhile, Minnesota reported today that another turkey farm has been hit by the H5N2... »

UN warns the world to be prepared for upcoming global Ebola outbreaks

Sunday, May 10, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez NaturalNews.com Saturday, May 09, 2015 Ongoing human encroachment into and disruption of wildlife habitats will only increase the rate at which diseases like Ebola emerge, warned the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, in an interview with The Independent. Nabarro said that “zoonotic diseases” like Ebola – those... »

Signs of airborne H5N2 found; Iowa reports more outbreaks

Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 08, 2015 Evidence of the H5N2 avian influenza virus has been found in air samples collected in and near infected Minnesota poultry barns, a researcher said today, supporting the suspicion that the virus may go airborne for short distances, while Iowa reported seven new H5 outbreaks involving 4 million... »

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