Avian Flu

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Petaluma Egg Ranch Workers Wearing Bio-Hazard Suits To Prevent Avian Flu Outbreak

The price of eggs at the supermarket has skyrocketed lately due to the avian flu outbreak, and a Petaluma rancher is putting his chicken farm under bio-hazard lock down to prevent an outbreak from affecting his flock.

15 hours ago

A chicken at a farm. (Photo credit should read Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

5.3 Million Chickens To Be Destroyed In Iowa Following Bird Flu Virus Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa’s egg-laying chickens.

04/20/2015

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

It’s well known that swine flu and bird flu can be transmitted from animals to people, but is the reserve true? Can an owner make his pet sick?

10/29/2012