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  • Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration

    Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop. The fear is that if the virus isn't already lurking undetected somewhere in the Atlantic Flyway,...
  • Canine flu outbreak means no doggie Happy Hour

    Canine flu outbreak means no doggie Happy Hour
    Rogers Park Social is normally a great place to have a beer after work with your best friend. Your best friend Bowser, that is. But there are no dogs underfoot at the dog-friendly lounge these days. With a scary strain of canine influenza going...
  • Chicago canine influenza epidemic traced to Asian strain

    Chicago canine influenza epidemic traced to Asian strain
    Hunter, a fox red Labrador retriever, spent 10 days at a North Side boarding facility earlier this month while Alicia Fitzgerald was on vacation. When Fitzgerald returned to pick up her pet Sunday, she was told Hunter had been coughing. By Tuesday...
  • Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

     Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu
    Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. Others are only accepting dogs with up-to-date flu vaccines....
  • Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

    A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more...
  • Q&A: Canine influenza

     Q&A: Canine influenza
    With the jump in reported cases of canine influenza, the American Veterinary Medical Association is trying to answer dog owners' questions about the virus: Q: What is canine influenza? A: Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious...
  • Wisconsin chicken farm hit by bird flu afflicting Minnesota turkeys

    MINNEAPOLIS The lethal bird flu sweeping Minnesota turkey farms has touched down for the first time at a major chicken farm, an egg-laying operation in Wisconsin. It is the first time that Wisconsin was hit with the virus. Also, Hormel Foods has...
  • Dog flu knocking family pets off their feet

    Dog flu knocking family pets off their feet
    This might not be the best time to take Fido to a play group. Area veterinarians' offices are seeing numerous cases of canine influenza, which is highly contagious and can be fatal. Naperville Animal Hospital has suspended all surgeries and boarding...
  • Elgin area reacting cautiously to reports of canine flu

    Elgin area reacting cautiously to reports of canine flu
    In the wake of reports of an outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area, the City of Elgin will be taking some precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the disease at a pet clinic set for April 25 in the basement of the Hemmens Cultural Center. It's...
  • Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in Minnesota

    A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in...
  • No new flu-related deaths in Oklahoma, season may be ending

    A record-breaking flu season in Oklahoma appears to be near an end, according to an epidemiologist with the State Department of Health. The department reported no additional deaths and one hospitalization in the past week after 107 people died and...