Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

Brad Moline, a fourth-generation Iowa turkey farmer, saw this happen before. In 2015, a virulent avian flu outbreak nearly wiped out his flock. Barns once filled with chattering birds were suddenly silent. Employees were anguished by having to kill sickened animals. The family business, started in 1924, was at serious risk. His business recovered, but … Read more

Experts Predict If And When Covid Will Become A Seasonal Illness

The vast majority of respiratory viruses that spread within our population ebb and flow with the seasons. Influenza spikes in the winter months, as do infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenoviruses and other coronaviruses. Earlier this year, Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she expects Covid … Read more

This Year’s Weird Flu Season Just Got Even Weird

photo: Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer (AP) Even as covid-19 continues to dominate the public health spot lightour old friend the flu is showing up with some new surprises. This year’s flu season is not following the usual bell curve pattern, as an NBC graphics illustrates, where cases peak around January and February and then fall … Read more

This Year’s Weird Flu Season Just Got Even Weird

photo: Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer (AP) Even as covid-19 continues to dominate the public health spot lightour old friend the flu is showing up with some new surprises. This year’s flu season is not following the usual bell curve pattern, as an NBC graphics illustrates, where cases peak around January and February and then fall … Read more

Pennsylvania farm destroys 1.5 million chickens to stop avian flu

No new cases of avian flu have been reported two days after a Lancaster County poultry farm destroyed nearly 1.5 million chickens to stop the spread. The Kreider Farms Donegal egg-laying facility remains under quarantine, along with farms in about a six-mile radius. Those farms are testing for bird flu. Poultry is a $7 billion … Read more

Avian flu case found in East Donegal Township, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is on high alert for the avian flu after the first case in nearly four decades was found in Lancaster County over the weekend. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed the state’s first positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in domestic poultry, in a flock of commercial layer … Read more

PA Department of Agriculture confirms state’s first case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Lancaster County

PA Department of Agriculture confirms state’s first case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Lancaster County Officials say there is no health risk to Pennsylvanians Updated: 2:11 PM EDT Apr 16, 2022 The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed the state’s first positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in domestic poultry, in a flock … Read more

PA Department of Agriculture confirms state’s first case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Lancaster County

PA Department of Agriculture confirms state’s first case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Lancaster County Officials say there is no health risk to Pennsylvanians Updated: 2:11 PM EDT Apr 16, 2022 The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed the state’s first positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in domestic poultry, in a flock … Read more

Bird flu’s grisly question: how to kill millions of poultry

OMAHA, Neb. — The spread of a bird flu that is deadly to poultry raises the gray question of how farms manage to quickly kill and dispose of millions of chickens and turkeys. It’s a chore that farms across the country are increasingly facing as the number of poultry killed in the past two months … Read more

Federal officials confirm bird flu detected in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a non-commercial backyard flock of birds on Long Island in New York, federal authorities confirmed Saturday. Samples from the flock were tested at the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center and confirmed at the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service laboratories … Read more