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By William Brangham, Sam Weber
The federal government says a Colorado state prison inmate is the first person to have tested positive for bird flu in the latest outbreak in the United States.
By David Pitt, Associated Press
Zoos across North America are moving their birds indoors and away from people and wildlife as they try to protect them from the highly contagious and potentially deadly avian influenza.
By Josh Funk, Associated Press
A less severe strain of bird flu had been detected along the North Carolina and South Carolina state recently but the case in Chesterfield County, South Carolina discovered on Monday was found to be a more fatal and easily spread…
The U.S. is in the grip of the worst bird flu epidemic in the nation's recorded history. As farmers grapple with how to safely destroy infected birds, consumers are starting to see egg prices rise. Associated Press reporter David Pitt…
By PBS NewsHour
The growing outbreak of bird flu is now the largest ever seen in the U.S. Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency and another 11 states have found cases of the virus. The federal government has added another…
Iowa, the country's largest egg-producing state, declared a major outbreak of the Avian Flu. And to try and contain the disease, millions of chickens and turkeys there and in Wisconsin and Minnesota have been killed. Amy Mayer, a reporter for…
By Bridget Bowman
There have been forty confirmed cases of bird flu in China this month, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. The WHO warned of a heightened danger of the virus spreading as Chinese New Year approaches. “Given the population movement…
In other news Wednesday, at least 87 garment workers died in Bangladesh when an eight-story building collapsed. Also, Michael Huerta, the head of the FAA, went before Congress to defend furloughs of almost 13,000 air traffic controllers. Huerta says the…
In other news Thursday, Mississippi resident Paul Kevin Curtis has been charged with sending letters tainted with ricin to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker. Curtis claims to be innocent. Also, upper Midwest states were hit with intense flooding…
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