Illinois zoos, agencies conducting bird flu disaster drills

The exercise involves an imaginary employee leaking sensitive information on a personal Facebook page –Research included watching the virus outbreak movie ‘Contagion’ as ‘field research.’ As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news segment announces that dead birds were reported in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln […]

Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak

ShareThis Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak –H7N3 virus detected at 34 farms, 199 farms still under evaluation 25 Jul 2012 Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. All of the birds […]

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Edinburgh

ShareThis Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Edinburgh 04 Jun 2012 Environmental health workers have been cleaning water-cooling towers in an area of Edinburgh after an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease. Six people were confirmed as having contracted the disease and four others are suspected cases. At least three of the people infected are being treated in intensive […]

Bio-Weapons Launched to Promote New Vaccines? Norovirus Outbreak Throughout US

Chris Geo & Shree | Norovirus may have been launched and spreading throughout the country.              

CDC Warns That New Swine Flu Strain Has ‘Pandemic Potential’

[Yeah, especially when you make it so.] 22 Feb 2012 A paper published Tuesday by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control suggests a new swine flu virus has the potential to cause an outbreak. The A(H3N2)v swine flu strain that has infected at least 18 Americans since Sept. 2010 has shown the potential for […]

Bird flu mutation sparks fears of deadly pandemic

A group of US scientists warns that current research runs the risk of releasing a virus that could kill half the world’s population. 04 Feb 2012 At a public meeting at the New York Academy of Sciences on Thursday night, some of the country’s leading virus experts debated the censorship of research into bird flu. […]

Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S.

ShareThis Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S. 12 Jan 2012 Twelve Americans have been reported infected with a mutating and now possibly human-to-human transmitted form of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus called H3N2v. An investigation undertaken by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that human […]

Outbreak of endangered seal killings in Hawaii

ShareThis Outbreak of endangered seal killings in Hawaii 07 Jan 2012 Two Hawaiian monk seals were found bludgeoned to death on a remote coast of Molokai — one was killed in mid-November and the other shortly before Christmas. Earlier this month, a dead seal showed up on Kauai. A fourth possible killing on Molokai is […]

More fear propaganda for more food regulation?

Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed your safety from the deadliest food outbreak in a decade, the one involving cantaloupes from Colorado. Whether it’s sprouts or spinach, turkey or hamburger; whether the government doubled, tripled or quadrupled inspections, the truth is that […]