Pandemic

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... »

Change in pattern of H5N2 spread raises questions…”possible airborne spread and even changes in the virus itself.”

Friday, May 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 07, 2015 Poultry experts and industry officials say the H5N2 avian flu virus is changing its transmission pattern, hitting multiple neighboring farms instead of widely separated ones, and in the process raising questions about possible airborne spread and even changes in the virus itself. Meanwhile, Minnesota reported two more... »

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... »

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