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  • 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...
  • Flu fears delay dog park opening

    Flu fears delay dog park opening
    The Tinley Park Park District is delaying the opening of its Canine Campus dog park because of concerns over dog flu. A grand opening that had been scheduled for May 2 has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. May 30 at the park, at 84th Avenue and Nielsen Drive,...
  • DOH: Vaccination benefits are focus of National Immunization Week

    DOH: Vaccination benefits are focus of National Immunization Week
    April 18-25 marks the 2015 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), and the Florida Department of Health is raising awareness for the continued need for childhood immunizations. This observance calls attention to the importance of safeguarding Florida&...
  • Pet owners line up to keep animals healthy at vaccine clinic in Lindenhurst

    Pet owners line up to keep animals healthy at vaccine clinic in Lindenhurst
    People were talking about the new strain of dog influenza from Asia at the Lake County Health Department's pet vaccination clinic at the Lindenhurst Municipal Center Saturday. The flu has hit Cook County particularly hard, but no one seemed too worried...
  • Midwest dog flu has some vets requiring vaccinations

    ST. LOUIS Some St. Louis area kennel owners will start requiring dogs to get a flu vaccine after a recent outbreak in Chicago has sickened hundreds of canines. Over the last few weeks the flu has infected at least 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, and a small...