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Health officials want you to be on the lookout for bird flu. And you thought cold and flu season would end when summer got here! Bird flu has spread across the US like wildfire this year—after over 200 outbreaks, and the destruction of tens of millions of birds, it hasn’t ended. So far, no humans […]

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Despite quarantines, cullings, and awareness throughout bird raising communities, bird flu is spreading quite thoroughly throughout the US, with more states having diagnosed cases. It seems obvious that the initial conclusion—that H5N2 bird flu is being spread by wild migratory birds—was correct, but there are those who disagree, despite continued evidence. The strain is virulent, […]

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Minnesota, Missouri, and Arkansas are all trying to contain bird flu. Cases have begun cropping up in the last few weeks, with the likely culprit being Canadian geese (this is the same problem that the West coast had that infected backyard flocks). Texas is promising to take steps to stop bird flu from crossing state […]

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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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