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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dog flu outbreak in the Midwest could spread

    Dog flu outbreak in the Midwest could spread
    A dog flu epidemic has sickened over 1,000 dogs and has been responsible for the death of at least five dogs in the Chicago area since mid-March, according to Dr. Donna Alexander, administrator for the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control....
  • Popular flu vaccine recalled due to potency problem

    Popular flu vaccine recalled due to potency problem
    WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of an effectiveness problems. The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately...