About 55,000 birds will be euthanized.
This is the country's first bird flu outbreak in nearly two years.
I think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.
"The world is at risk because there are huge gaps in our knowledge base."
A new study led by East-West Center researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation has confirmed suspicions that "peri-urban" areas at the outer fringes of cities are particular hot spots for the emergence of animal-to-human infectious diseases.
To the south, Mississippi State Veterinarian Jim Watson, whose state has so far escaped the outbreak, is prepping for the
You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.
Bird flu, also called avian influenza or AI, is a viral disease of birds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The USDA will inform international trading partners and an international animal health organization of the infection. Major
Private laboratories that work closely with the CDC welcomed the move. "The incident involves exactly the same chain of errors
A government statement said ducks were being culled in the central town of Barneveld as a precaution because authorities
The H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported in Germany on Nov. 4 on a farm in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.