Industrial Chicken Farms — Not Wild Birds — to Blame for Bird Flu Epidemic

We’re in the midst of the largest-ever outbreak in North America. But it’s not COVID-19. And it’s not monkeypox. It’s avian influenza EA H5N1. This highly pathogenic virus, news outlets across the U.S. and around the world report, is the deadliest seen in domestic birds in the last seven years in America — and may well be the worst ever documented in wild birds. Since the start of 2022, … Continue reading Industrial Chicken Farms — Not Wild Birds — to Blame for Bird Flu Epidemic

Could H10N3 Bird Flu Just Found in China be the New Pandemic?

China reports first known human case of H10N3 bird flu BEIJING (AP) — A man in eastern China has contracted what might be the world’s first human case of the H10N3 strain of bird flu, but the risk of large-scale spread is low, the government said Tuesday. The 41-year-old man in Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai, was hospitalized April 28 and is in stable condition, … Continue reading Could H10N3 Bird Flu Just Found in China be the New Pandemic?

The Bird Flu Research That Could End Up Killing Us All

Back in 2014, due to safety concerns, the government suspended dangerous research that could make the bird flu virus more easily transmitted to humans. It was a wise decision, but unfortunately, short-lived. In February, Science Magazine revealed a troubling discovery: Last year, a U.S. government review panel decided to let the research resume. They actually wantscientists to figure out how to make the avian flu more likely to … Continue reading The Bird Flu Research That Could End Up Killing Us All