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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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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Now In 4 States

What started as a measles outbreak among seven people who visited Disneyland in December has spread to more than 26, as an unvaccinated California woman apparently transmitted the virus through airports and the theme park, health officials said. The California Department of Public Health confirmed January 7 that the outbreak could be traced back to a group of people who had visited either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park (both in...

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