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5.3M Hens to Be Killed to Slow Bird Flu Outbreak

In an effort to stop an outbreak of bird flu that could devastate Iowa’s poultry population, state health officials announced they will destroy up to 5.3 million hens to keep the virus from spreading. The fast-moving virus was confirmed on Monday at a chicken laying facility in Osceola County, Iowa. The birds compromise nearly 10 percent of Iowa’s egg-laying poultry population, according to the Associated Press. However, officials are...

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New ‘Bourbon Virus’ Blamed for Kansas Man’s Death

The never-before-seen virus was named for Bourbon County, Kansas, where its only known victim lived. The man got sick over the summer and died, and it’s taken six months for doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital as well as state and national epidemiologists to solve the mystery of his death. “Its genome is similar to viruses that have been found in eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, but no virus like that has ever been identified...

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