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  • Kane County Animal Control says remain vigilant against canine flu

    While it seems the worse of a canine flu outbreak appears to be over, the Kane County Animal Control Department is advising pet owners to remain vigilant about not going to dog parks and avoiding large gatherings with other dogs. "We all believe the...
  • Midwest bird flu outbreak: Questions and answers

    Midwest bird flu outbreak: Questions and answers
    Scientists believe 70-degree temperatures will kill the deadly bird flu virus — and the change in weather can't come fast enough for producers in some Midwestern states struggling to contain a virulent strain that has doomed nearly 6.7 million...
  • So far, dog flu epidemic is confined to the Chicago area

    There are reasonable concerns that the canine influenza (dog flu) epidemic in the Chicago area could be a springboard, triggering outbreaks across America. "Dogs travel, and dogs have zero immunity to the virus," notes Chicago veterinarian Dr. Derrick...
  • As bird flu spreads, USDA working on vaccine

    As bird flu spreads, USDA working on vaccine
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers...
  • CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

    Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Dr. Alicia Fry, an...
  • With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken...
  • Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

    Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup
    LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets. Experts blame the epidemic...
  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held more than 5 percent of the...
  • Bird flu found in Iowa; up to 5.3 million chickens to be destroyed

    Bird flu found in Iowa; up to 5.3 million chickens to be destroyed
    H5N2 avian influenza, or bird flu, has reared its head at a commercial egg-laying facility in northwest Iowa that houses as many as 5.3 million chickens, according to state officials. All the birds in the Osceola County facility will be euthanized,...
  • Dog flu warnings issued

    Dog flu warnings issued
    People ask Sue Wajvoda all the time why, as the owner of a pet-sitting service, she doesn't walk her charges in groups, and every time, she cringes. The owner of Keep'em Kozy Pettsitting, of Highland, is convinced the reason the canine flu epidemic...
  • Bird flu hits 5.3 million Iowa chickens; Hormel says turkey production down

    MINNEAPOLIS The biggest bird flu outbreak yet was confirmed Monday at an Iowa egg-laying facility with 5.3 million hens, more birds than the combined number of turkeys on 28 stricken Minnesota farms. Meanwhile, Hormel Foods, owner of the prominent...