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U.S. Prepares Millions of Flu Vaccine Doses in Response to Avian Influenza Outbreak

U.S. Prepares Millions of Flu Vaccine Doses in Response to Avian Influenza Outbreak

In response to a growing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in the United States, approximately 4.8 million doses of flu vaccine are being prepared for use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an increasing number of human cases linked to this unprecedented virus outbreak, particularly in dairy cattle. The … Read more

Bird Flu Outbreak Forces Killing of 4.2 Million Chickens in Iowa

Bird Flu Outbreak Forces Killing of 4.2 Million Chickens in Iowa

On Tuesday, Iowa officials announced a devastating development in the ongoing battle against avian influenza: a highly pathogenic strain had been detected at a large egg farm in Sioux County, Iowa. Increasing Cases of Bird Flu in Iowa This discovery has led to the mandated culling of 4.2 million chickens, making it the latest casualty … Read more

Michigan Farmworker Diagnosed with Bird Flu, 2nd Human Case Confirmed in the U.S.

Michigan Farmworker Diagnosed with Bird Flu, 2nd Human Case Confirmed in the U.S.

A Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, according to a statement from state health officials on Wednesday. This marks the second human case associated with the current outbreak among U.S. dairy cows. The patient, who had contact with presumed infected cows, experienced mild symptoms of an eye infection and has since recovered, as … Read more

Cats Die After Drinking Milk From Bird Flu Infected Cows in Texas Farm

Cats Die After Drinking Milk From Bird Flu Infected Cows in Texas Farm

In a startling revelation, scientists have disclosed that more than half of the cats residing near the first Texas dairy farm to test positive for bird flu this spring succumbed to the virus after consuming raw milk from infected cows. The findings, documented in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal … Read more

Cal-Maine Foods Halts Production Amid Bird Flu Outbreak: Understanding the Impact

Cal-Maine Foods Halts Production Amid Bird Flu Outbreak: Understanding the Impact

The largest egg supplier in the United States, Cal-Maine Foods, has faced a significant setback as it suspends production due to a bird flu outbreak detected among chickens at its Texas facility. This development comes amidst a surge in avian influenza cases across the nation, posing multifaceted challenges to both the agricultural sector and public … Read more