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Bird flu is highly lethal to some animals, but not to others. Scientists want to know why

Jun. 14, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the last two years, bird flu has been blamed for the deaths of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide. It's killed legions of seals and sea lions, wiped out mink farms, and dispatched cats, dogs, skunks, foxes and even a polar bear. But it seems to have...

With 100M birds dead, poultry industry could serve as example as dairy farmers confront bird flu

Jun. 11, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the U.S. dairy industry confronts a bird flu outbreak, with cases reported at dozens of farms and the disease spreading to people, the egg industry could serve as an example of how to slow the disease but also shows how difficult it can be to eradicate the virus. ...

A man in Mexico died with one form of bird flu, but US officials remain focused on another

Jun. 06, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The mysterious death of a man in Mexico who had one kind of bird flu is unrelated to outbreaks of a different type at U.S. dairy farms, experts say. Here’s a look at the case and the different types of bird flu. WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MEXICO BIRD FLU...

Man in Mexico died of a bird flu strain that hadn't been confirmed before in a human, WHO says

Jun. 05, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man's death in Mexico was caused by a strain of bird flu called H5N2 that has never before been found in a human, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The WHO said it wasn’t clear how the man became infected, although H5N2 has been reported in poultry...

Scientists are testing mRNA vaccines to protect cows and people against bird flu

May. 31, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

The bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows is prompting development of new, next-generation mRNA vaccines — akin to COVID-19 shots — that are being tested in both animals and people. Next month, the U.S. Agriculture Department is to begin testing a vaccine developed by University...

Another Michigan dairy worker has bird flu, the third US case this year

May. 30, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows, health officials said Thursday. The dairy worker reported a cough, congestion, sore throat and watery eyes. The other two patients had only eye symptoms,...

Farmers must kill 4.2 million chickens after bird flu hits Iowa egg farm

May. 28, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm, the state announced Tuesday. Crews are in the process of killing 4.2 million chickens after the disease was found at...

Bird flu virus detected in beef from an ill dairy cow, but USDA says meat remains safe

May. 24, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

Bird flu has been detected in beef for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday, but officials said the meat from a single sickened dairy cow was not allowed to enter the nation's food supply and beef remains safe to eat. The USDA said the virus was found...

Michigan farmworker diagnosed with bird flu, becoming 2nd US case tied to dairy cows

May. 22, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

A Michigan dairy worker has been diagnosed with bird flu — the second human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows. The male worker had been in contact with cows at a farm with infected animals. He experienced mild eye symptoms and has recovered, U.S. and Michigan...

A person in Michigan has been diagnosed with bird flu, the second human case connected to an outbreak in US dairy cows

May. 22, 2024 15:14 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A person in Michigan has been diagnosed with bird flu, the second human case connected to an outbreak in US dairy cows.