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Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues – TIME


TIME

Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues
TIME
Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, which has spread to poultry flocks in 14 states and killed or forced the slaughter of more than 39 million birds. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has never

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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 3:27 am

Free-range turkey debate could be reignited because of bird flu – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Free-range turkey debate could be reignited because of bird flu
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Freid is “a little nervous” about bird flu, but believes his outdoor birds' more natural diet and healthier immune systems will shield them some from the threat. “I trust that the way we raise our animals leads to greater health,” he said. “Might I

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:04 am

Poultry producers frustrated with bird flu response – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Poultry producers frustrated with bird flu response
USA TODAY
SIBLEY, Iowa — Merlin DeGroot is stuck. He's had thousands of dead chickens sitting on his egg farm for weeks, attracting flies and smelling worse each day. "I don't know if you guys know what a dumpster full of birds stinks like after four weeks
Government's bird flu response ruffles some farmers' feathersCBS News
Bird flu hitting egg producers hard; farmers must kill hens by the millionThe Columbian
Bird flu frustrationsKSFY
KETV Omaha
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Posted on 24 May 2015 | 2:24 am

Residents concerned bird flu disposal will sicken their animals – KCCI Des Moines


KCCI Des Moines

Residents concerned bird flu disposal will sicken their animals
KCCI Des Moines
Since this is a bio-hazardous situation, workers will wear protective suits and gear to avoid further spread of the bird flu. Infected birds are transferred in sealed bio-bags and will be buried securely. The Department of Agriculture will monitor the

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 10:05 pm

Bird Flu Hits: Just As Eggs Finally Get A Break – Forbes


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Bird Flu Hits: Just As Eggs Finally Get A Break
Forbes
That was until April 14, 2015, when Bird Flu (HPAI H5) was discovered on the first commercial chicken farm with 200,000 birds in Jefferson County Wisconsin. Prior to this date, the epidemic had been found only in wild and backyard flocks starting
U.S. Suffers Egg Shortage In Wake Of Avian Flu OutbreakHuffington Post
Some MN restaurants avoid egg shortages due to bird fluKARE
There's really bad news for egg loversWashington Post (blog)
The Daily Voice
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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 9:48 pm

Nebraska confirms its third case of bird flu – Omaha World-Herald


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Nebraska confirms its third case of bird flu
Omaha World-Herald
Nebraska agriculture officials on Friday confirmed the third case of avian flu in the state, again in Dixon County, and Nebraska Department of Agriculture director Greg Ibach told The World-Herald that it could take three months or more before
Total Number of Avian Flu Cases in Iowa Reaches 64whotv.com
Third case of bird flu confirmed in northeast NebraskaScottsbluff Star Herald

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 6:05 am

Bird flu backlog should ease soon, Vilsack says – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Bird flu backlog should ease soon, Vilsack says
USA TODAY
DES MOINES, Iowa — Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed by bird flu and piling up at poultry facilities should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, barring another large outbreak, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday
Iowa bird flu cases rising dailyWQAD.com
Egg Prices Surge to Record on Shortage Caused by Bird FluABC News
Exclusive: Iowa bird-flu farms fall short on containment measuresReuters
Minneapolis Star Tribune -Business Insider
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:45 pm

Hampton Creek: Bird flu weapon & chicken’s BFF – CNBC


CNBC

Hampton Creek: Bird flu weapon & chicken's BFF
CNBC
Jim Cramer has some bad news for those who love to eat Egg McMuffins. Just take one look at the New York Times on Friday, and see an article entitled "Food Companies Fear Bird Flu May Cause Egg Shortages." However, this bad news is actually turning …
Egg Shortage Looms Ahead As a Result of Devastating Bird FluThe Daily Meal

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks – ABC News


ABC News

How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks
ABC News
The ongoing outbreak of avian flu has prompted four states to declare a state of emergency and 40 million birds being either infected or culled as a result. An now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl
New Research Leads to Quicker Vaccines For Bird Flu StrainsBig Think (blog)
Soon, vaccines for 2 bird flu strainsTimes of India
Kansas State University Scientists Develop Vaccine For H5N1, H7N9 Avian International Business Times
International Business Times UK -The Standard Daily
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 6:19 pm

Food Companies Fear Bird Flu May Cause Egg Shortages – New York Times


New York Times

Food Companies Fear Bird Flu May Cause Egg Shortages
New York Times
With avian flu devastating a significant portion of the nation's egg-laying hens, major food companies and restaurant chains are bracing for shortages and scouting the country to find alternative supply sources. Roughly 87 percent of the birds stricken
Bird flu crimps Minnesota economy by $310 million, estimate showsMinneapolis Star Tribune
Sunny side way up: Egg prices soar due to bird fluCNNMoney
Iowa bird flu cases reach 26 millionUSA TODAY
Bloomberg -U.S. News & World Report -CBS News
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Bird Flu – Bing News

New Vaccines Combat Bird Flu’s H5N1 and H7N9 Strains

There’s some good news when it comes to the bird flu. Scientists have developed vaccines for the H5N1 and H7N9 strains of avian influenza. Like Us on Facebook These strains of bird flu have killed millions of commercial chickens and turkeys and have even …

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:13 am

Bird Flu Leads To Surge In Egg Prices

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The United States is facing one of the worst outbreaks of the Avian bird-flu in history, which is forcing many poultry companies to stop running and increase egg and turkey costs, according to wsj.com. Although the government …

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:06 am

Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa. The virus spread …

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:50 am

Some Iowa farmers upset with government’s bird flu response

SIBLEY, Iowa | Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government’s response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak. Several chicken and turkey farmers expressed their concerns Saturday at public …

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:40 am

Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues

Could it be blowing from farm to farm in the dirt? Could determined starlings and pigeons be carrying it into poultry houses on their feet? Is it spreading in feed, or being carried on truck tires? Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 10:01 pm

Avian Flu Crisis Spreads, Egg Prices Set To Skyrocket

The avian flu is continuing to spread across the Midwest. The crisis has analysts predicting dire consequences for breakfast, with the price of eggs set to skyrocket. The flu outbreak is one of the largest in U.S. history, hitting farms in 16 states and …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 9:18 pm

Iowa Leaders Discuss Bird Flu Crisis

Minnesota and South Dakota have both been hit with the virus, and Iowa has suffered some of the worst effects from the disease. Saturday, a town meeting was held at the Rock Rapids Public Library to discuss the crisis in the state. U.S. Representative …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 7:08 pm

Bird flu hitting egg producers hard; farmers must kill hens by the million

WINTERSET, Iowa — The men charged with ridding the farm of a deadly contagion tugged at their dark green protective suits and adjusted the double-intake respirators covering their faces. “Biosecure. Stop!” read a sign at the farm entrance. Another sign …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 7:04 pm

Poultry producers frustrated with bird flu response

A Massachusetts company has received temporary permits to set up portable incinerators in three Iowa countiesto help safely dispose of birds exposed to the avian flu virus. (Photo: AP file photo) SIBLEY, Iowa — Merlin DeGroot is stuck. He’s had thousands …

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 7:25 pm

U.S. bird flu causes egg squeeze

An avian influenza outbreak in the U.S. is set to force consumers to shell out more for eggs and other poultry products. Yiming Woo reports. Healthy chickens and eggs are becoming something of a prized commodity in the U.S., due to the avian flu outbreak.

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 3:53 pm