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intersectionalpraxis · 2 months
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"Experts warn that lax regulations could also see the virus spread to US pig farms, with serious consequences for human health."
"Fears are growing that the H5N1 outbreak among cattle in the United States could have been caused by contaminated animal feed."
"In contrast to Britain and Europe, American farmers are still allowed to feed cattle and other farm animals ground-up waste from other animals including birds."
"Dairy cows across six US states – and at least one farm worker – have become infected with the highly pathogenic virus, which has already killed millions of animals across the globe since 2021."
"Experts are unsure but fear it could be the poultry litter feed used in the US that has passed the virus to cattle."
“In the US, the feeding of poultry litter to beef cows is a known factor in the cause of botulism in cattle, and is a risk in the case of H5N1,” said Dr Steve Van Winden, Associate Professor in Population Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College."
"Dr Tom Peacock, a virologist and fellow at the Pirbright Institute agreed: “This latest case wouldn’t be the first time there have been concerns H5N1 could be moving through different mammals via contaminated feed,” citing the outbreak of avian flu in cats in Poland last year, which experts suspected might have been transmitted through mink byproducts used in raw cat food."
"At present, the WHO has said the risk to humans is considered low, but that surveillance efforts must be kept up."
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harmcityherald · 2 months
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bird flu maps as of today ripped from a newsweek click bait article.
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launch-cronch · 1 year
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My sister sent me a chicken conspiracy video that was just so funny. The gist of it is, newbie homesteader/prepper types got very freaked out because their chickens stopped laying eggs in fall and suddenly needed supplemental feed to continue laying.
Molting season is a conspiracy, I tell you.
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trendtracker360 · 6 days
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US Health Response to Second Human Bird Flu Case
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The second detection of avian influenza in humans has been reported in the United States, involving a dairy farm worker in Michigan. This instance mirrors a prior case in Texas, wherein both individuals were linked to an outbreak of the H5N1 virus among dairy cows. Despite no unusual influenza activity detected by the CDC in the region, the public health risk remains low. However, this case underscores the critical need for effective bird flu management and stringent precautions for those in contact with potentially infected animals.
The Michigan case presented viral conjunctivitis, aligning with earlier similar incidences, suggesting a possible infection route through eye contamination. Consequently, the CDC’s immediate response, incorporating new preventive guidelines and extensive collaboration with state health departments, demonstrates a comprehensive approach by US health officials to contain and manage such occurrences.
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The second US human bird flu case involved a dairy farm worker in Michigan.
Both the Michigan and Texas cases involved the H5N1 outbreak in dairy cows.
Public health risk remains low despite the new detection.
Viral conjunctivitis suggests possible eye contamination infection route.
The CDC has updated preventive recommendations and coordinated with state health departments.
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mizelaneus · 1 month
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thedailybuzzssite · 1 month
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Understanding Avian Influenza: Navigating H5N1 Bird Flu with CDC Guidance
The H5N1 avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, continues to capture global attention as it persists in wild bird populations around the world. Recently, it has also been affecting poultry and, surprisingly, U.S. dairy cows. With a recent human case reported in a U.S. dairy worker, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is vigilantly monitoring the situation to ensure public…
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webntrmpt · 1 month
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headlinehorizon · 7 months
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Massive Bird Flu Outbreak: Another 1.2 Million Chickens to be Slaughtered
In the latest news of the ongoing bird flu outbreak, Iowa declares a disaster as a farm reports another case of bird flu, leading to the slaughter of 1.2 million chickens. This comes just days after a similar incident in Minnesota, contributing to the total count of nearly 63 million birds killed since the outbreak began.
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hsewatch · 10 months
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Bird Flu Outbreak Kills Nearly 40 Cats In South Korea
Bird Flu Outbreak Kills Nearly 40 Cats In South Korea – A bird flu outbreak has claimed the lives of nearly 40 cats in the capital of South Korea and sparked a national investigation. The cat’s shelter in Seoul has been quarantined following what has been described as a “highly unusual” outbreak of the disease. Cat shelters across South Korea are being investigated following the outbreak (Image:…
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intersectionalpraxis · 2 months
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"If a pig catches both a human influenza A virus and an avian influenza A virus at the same time, it can spark a process known as viral reassortment — a genetic exchange in which flu viruses swap gene segments." "Those swaps can introduce dramatic changes, producing a new virus with certain properties of a non-human strain coupled with the capacity to infect and spread between people." "The death rate in humans may be upwards of 50 per cent, World Health Organization data suggests, though it's possible that milder infections are getting missed, skewing the case fatality ratio. Still, in a population that's never been exposed, the global impacts could be dire." "More human cases could also be happening under the radar among farm workers who've moved to the U.S. from abroad, don't speak English as their first language, and may be hesitant to seek medical help, he added." "So I think there's probably underreporting on both sides," Armstrong said." "If [H5N1] gets into a population where there's constantly animals going in and out … it might not ever leave."
I've been watching this develop for the past several days, and apart from being terrified most people will not take this seriously (I've seen a handful of people already shout conspiracy on social media and it's alarming to see, as always). What I wanted to point out is that pandemics are going to continue to be our 'normal.' I watched a great video on YouTube a while ago (I believe it was by Vice?) that touched base on how this is going to become our new reality because of multiple factors (such as our proximity to animals, and environments/etc). It was when Covid hit and they did a piece debunking some of the misinformation floating on the internet. If I can find it I will post it here because it was informative and relevant to pretty much any world crisis we will see around any virus that spreads among a human population.
This post isn't trying to fear monger anyone, I just hope more people are aware of what is happening because this is important to talk about. There are already cases (of cows getting this bird flu) in the US, and I won't be surprised if there will be instances in more countries around the world. As usual, keep washing your hands/keeping good hygiene practices, masking up (and if you aren't I hope you consider it), and taking precautions if you do happen to visit/work or go near a pig or poultry farm too:
I'll keep track of this here of course, but please stay informed folks. And also FU to any governments who will try to minimize this or try to diminish the severity until it's too late and community spread happens like Covid because their actions are influenced by capitalistic interests.
Update (April 7th, 2024, 9:32pm EST): to anyone wondering where some of the source information originates from -here is a link to the CDC. They are tracking documented avian virus outbreaks in the US and the public can access it here:
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followthebluebell · 11 months
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This is happening fast. Cats generally only survive 24 hours from symptom-onset.
Symptoms are hyperglycemia, stupor, limb stiffness, difficulty breathing, pupils with different widths, unresponsive pupils, seizures, and hypoalkemia.
It's unknown how many of the deaths ARE bird-flu but please be vigilant. So far it seems restricted to Poland.
Here's is another article; it was originally in Polish but google translate has provided a rough translation into English.
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suchananewsblog · 1 year
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Bird flu: Nigeria is on major migratory bird routes, new strains keep appearing
Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of birds, commonly called “bird flu”, which has been recurring in Nigeria since 2006. It has resulted in the loss of millions of birds and income for people who rely on the poultry industry. Nigeria is currently grappling with another outbreak which started in 2021. The Conversation Africa asked Clement Meseko, a virologist and expert on…
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covidsafehotties · 13 days
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trendtracker360 · 13 days
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Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Detected in NYC Birds
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The Journal of Virology recently published a groundbreaking study revealing the presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in New York City’s wild birds. This finding marks a significant milestone as it is the first major American research project to engage the urban community actively in avian flu investigation. Christine Marizzi, the co-author and principal investigator of the study at the New York City Virus Hunters Program, highlighted the crucial role of community participation in monitoring influenza strains in urban environments, posing a threat to both birds and humans.
Local high school students, guided by professionals, contributed to the study by collecting samples from birds in city parks. Over nearly two years, from January 2022 to November 2023, a total of 1,927 samples were collected, uncovering six cases of H5N1 across four bird species from urban wildlife rehabilitation centers. Genetic analysis showed two distinct genotypes, indicating a blend between Eurasian H5N1 2.3.4.4.b clade virus and North American avian influenza strains. Despite this, no human cases have been linked to these findings, underscoring the importance of awareness and safe practices when interacting with wildlife to mitigate potential risks.
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The study on highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza was published in the Journal of Virology.
It is the first significant American research involving the urban community in avian flu investigation.
Christine Marizzi led the project through the New York City Virus Hunters Program.
Local high school students participated in collecting over 1,900 samples from NYC birds.
The research identified six H5N1 cases in four bird species from urban wildlife centers.
Genetic analysis revealed a mix of Eurasian and North American avian flu strains.
There have been no human cases connected to these findings, emphasizing the need for safe wildlife interaction practices.
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jknewstoday1 · 2 years
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petnews2day · 2 years
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Hen flu outbreak hits Jaindl. However your Thanksgiving turkey continues to be suitable for eating, consultants say.
New Post has been published on https://petnews2day.com/pet-news/bird-news/hen-flu-outbreak-hits-jaindl-however-your-thanksgiving-turkey-continues-to-be-suitable-for-eating-consultants-say/?utm_source=TR&utm_medium=Tumblr+%230&utm_campaign=social
Hen flu outbreak hits Jaindl. However your Thanksgiving turkey continues to be suitable for eating, consultants say.
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The culling of 1000’s of birds at a Jaindl turkey farm because of avian influenza shouldn’t have an effect on the corporate’s Thanksgiving turkey provide — or households’ vacation menus. The U.S. Division of Agriculture reported native outbreaks of extremely pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, this month affecting greater than 60,000 birds in Lehigh County. […]
See full article at https://petnews2day.com/pet-news/bird-news/hen-flu-outbreak-hits-jaindl-however-your-thanksgiving-turkey-continues-to-be-suitable-for-eating-consultants-say/?utm_source=TR&utm_medium=Tumblr+%230&utm_campaign=social #BirdNews
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