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16 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Bird flu found in wild birds in Washington state: USDA

(Reuters) - Two strains of avian influenza have been confirmed in wild birds in Washington state, near the U.S. border with Canada, but there is no immediate cause for public health concerns, U.S. agriculture officials said on Wednesday. Two separate virus strains were identified in Whatcom County, Washington, including H5N2 in northern pintail ducks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Washington Times

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Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. officials say they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern. The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that separate strains of the H5 virus have been confirmed in northern pintail ducks and gyrfalcons (JER'-fal-kuhns) that were ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Fox News

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Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens

Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan.

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DEC 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Public Health System Could Benefit Long-Term From Ebola Scare

Medical staff put on protective clothes during an exercise to prepare the service in case of an Ebola virus outbreak on Oct. 24 in Paris. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images) One of the biggest humanitarian tragedies in 2014 has been the Ebola epidemic, which to date has infected 17,942 people and killed 6,388. The epidemic continues in West Africa, and there ...

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DEC 12, 2014 - Associated Press

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Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.

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