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  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills...
  • Dog owners should protect canines against recent flu virus

    State veterinary officials say dog owners should consider giving their canines the flu vaccine. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health said Tuesday that a large number of canine influenza cases have recently been reported in the Chicago area. Canine...
  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease...
  • Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu

    Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu
    Jeremy Huber, a defenseman for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team who was found dead in his dorm on Jan. 26, died of pneumonia complicating influenza A, according to the chief medical examiner’s office. Jeremy Huber, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound...
  • Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'

    Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'
    VCA Aurora Animal Hospital has a sign at its main entrance alerting dog owners of a canine influenza outbreak that has veterinarians taking precautions to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. "We have a Step-Down Ward to keep dogs...
  • Officials warn about canine flu outbreak after 5 dogs die in Chicago area

    Officials warn about canine flu outbreak after 5 dogs die in Chicago area
    Five dogs in the Chicago region have died from complications of canine flu between January and March, authorities said Friday. And a survey of local veterinarians has revealed that more than 1,000 cases of canine infectious respiratory disease have been...
  • Canine flu prompts cancellation of Elmhurst Doggie Eggstravaganza

    The Elmhurst Park District has canceled its Doggie Eggstravaganza on Saturday because of concerns about canine influenza, or dog flu. The event, which last year drew about 450 dogs, was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Wilder Park. Ginger Wade, director of...
  • Dog owners warned about surge in canine flu cases

    Officials are cautioning dog owners that a recent surge in cases of canine flu could last for several weeks. Donna Alexander of the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control said Friday veterinarians have identified more than 1,000 cases of...
  • PetSmart will close 3 Chicago pet hotels, citing dog flu

    PetSmart will close 3 Chicago pet hotels, citing dog flu
    PetSmart has closed a Chicago boarding center to contain the spread of the canine flu virus and says it will close two other locations in the area. The company said transferred all of the dogs out of a PetsHotel in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood,...
  • Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents

     Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents
    I cringed the first time I saw The New Yorker measles cartoon. A doctor stands over a small boy covered head to toe in red spots and tells his forlorn parents, "If you connect the measles it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'" My initial cringe wasn'...
  • Canadian tourist dies after Peruvian tea ceremony

    Canadian tourist dies after Peruvian tea ceremony
    Peru: A Canadian tourist died after a spiritual tea ceremony at Canto Luz Centre near Puerto Maldonado. Unlike deaths associated with ingesting tea made from ayahuasca in Peru, Colombia and elsewhere in recent years, the 32-year-old woman apparently drank...