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The Flu Is Still Raging

January 29, 2015

Whether it’s the lackluster flu shot this year, or it was just time for a bad season (every two to three years is a bad flu season), influenza has barely peaked this year. Don’t think that warm weather excuses you, either: in the middle of January, 46 states had widespread flu activity. This year, it’s […]

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In the Pacific Northwest, “backyard” bird rearing (chickens, ducks, and geese) is popular, just like recycling and organic gardening. It’s part DIY, part eating healthier and more humanely. But wild ducks have brought in a virulent strain of Bird Flu: H5N2. Most people don’t have to worry—commercial chicken farms haven’t been infected (yet, but we’ll […]

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