By Huff: (NaturalNews) As the mainstream media rouses up mass panic over bird flu, despite the fact that there have only been a handful of confirmed cases in mostly commercial animals, some poultry producers are proposing drastic reactionary measures including mass vaccination that threaten to not only harm the poultry industry financially but also spread more bird flu across the country.
By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) An ongoing bird flu outbreak that has devastated the U.S. poultry and egg industries seems to be leaving backyard chicken farms mostly untouched in what experts are calling an epidemiological mystery.
A bird flu pandemic has been sparked in China, where 60 people have so far been infected and 13 have died from various new strains of bird flu (including H7N9). Across China and Taiwan, people are in a panic over the spread of bird flu, and the media there is reporting widespread concern that this may be the beginning of the next global pandemic.
H5N1, aka the bird flu, doesn't spread easily among humans, but its capability to mutate has scientists worrying whether it could mutate enough to cause a human pandemic.