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Westboro Baptist Flooded with Prank Calls Over Bird Flu Scare

Westboro Baptist Church — the hate group that pickets at funerals of soldiers, children — recently got the bird from a spoof website. As a result, their phone lines were jammed up with calls from holiday cooks across the country. The National Report, a spoof news website similar to The Onion, ran an article titled “Millions of Thanksgiving Turkeys Recalled: …

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A High Chance Of Pandemic From H7N9 Bird Flu

A scientist with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science is concerned about a bird flu pandemic. Hualan Chen rushes to work everyday to check the number of new H7N9 cases that were recorded overnight. There was a bit of a scare in 2013, but then it quieted down, only to rear its ugly head with a vengeance again in December. …

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Bird Flu Spikes in China as 23 More Cases Reported

This past week, 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, in addition to the previous week that saw 24 new cases which confirms this virus is becoming more active. In the newest cases, reported from several different provinces of China, was a 38-year-old man who …

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H5N1 Victim’s Family Members Speak Out

North America’s first bird flu related death happened in Canada on January 3, 2014. Details about the victim are still a little sketchy, but her family and friends remember her fondly and say that she was a dedicated nurse and beloved daughter and wife. The family was not willing to release the victim’s name but said she was in her …

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H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America

The first reported case of H5N1, the Bird or Avian flu, has touched down in North America, Canada to be exact. Canadian health officials have confirmed that it was the H5N1 flu that killed a resident of Alberta, Canada who had just returned from Beijing. Canada’s Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, said the infected individual had recently traveled to Beijing. “As …

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H5N1 Bird Flu Found In Canada – Victim From Bejing

The H5N1 Bird Flu had found its way to North America and the first fatal case of the flu was confirmed in Canada. According to Canadian health officials, the victim was traveling from China to Canada when he began to experience flu-like symptoms. Health officials are saying that the case was an isolated one and that the public is not …

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New Bird Flu Strain Claims Human Life

The new H10N8 strain of the bird flu, which had previously not been known to infect humans, has been confirmed as the cause of death of a 73 year old woman in Jiangxi province in China on Dec. 6. She had been admitted to the hospital on Nov. 30 with severe pneumonia. None of the people she had been in …

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New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China in 1996. Since its inception, the H5N1 flu strain has killed more than 600 people, most of those residing in …

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Ducks Invade New York CVS Pharmacy

Wayward ducks descended upon a Saratoga Springs, New York CVS Pharmacy branch last week, only to be subdued with a Swiffer mop and a bag of popcorn. In a video uploaded to YouTube by a user named Aplue, one can see the badelynge of roughly 50 daft ducks, who were able to bypass the entrance and run amok (not really, …

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Rat-Meat Ring Busted, Almost 1,000 People Arrested

Rat meat is passing for mutton in China these days. Police have discovered a ring of criminals who were using spices to flavor rat, mink, and fox meat at marketplaces. So far, 904 people have been arrested, and nearly 20,000 tons of tainted or fake meat has been confiscated. The arrests came after a sharp crackdown in food safety measures …

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Scientists Engineer Deadly Bird Flu (H5N1), Say It Could Cause a Global Pandemic

The results of a controversial scientific study was published yesterday outlining the dangers of a potential H5N1 outbreak. The virus in its current form cannot easily be spread amongst humans in its current form because it cannot travel through the air. So the reason for the study was to find out what changes in the H5N1 virus were necessary for …

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