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originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: rickymouse
People have to understand that we evolved with microbes and most times they are not our enemy
Well said. AND. We are made of microbes. That's just how life works.
Cool, isn't it?
Tesla was actually a very smart man. Possibly smart enough to be a woman.
Canada expands poultry restrictions as avian flu hits more U.S. states
...The highly contagious poultry influenza has reached Montana and South Dakota.
...The disease was also found in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas.
Baer chicken farm near Lake Park hit with deadly avian flu
LAKE PARK, Minn.—A test indicates birds in a Baer Poultry Co. chicken barn near here have the deadly avian flu virus—a result that will mean the destruction of up to 300,000 chickens.
The Baers, whose experience in poultry production spans more than 50 years, have dealt with sickness before.
"Never like this," Baer said.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that turkeys at four more commercial facilities--three in Minnesota and one in South Dakota--were confirmed to be infected with the fast moving H5N2 virus. The agency estimated that more than 390,000 turkeys between the plant would be lost to the disease or have to be euthanized as a precaution to prevent spread of the virus.
The latest cases come one day after USDA officials announced that H5N2 was found at a chicken laying facility in Osceola County, Iowa. Some 3.8 million layer hens at the farm affiliated with Sonstegard Foods Company will be euthanized to try to prevent the spread of the disease, according to the company.
Meanwhile, mega turkey producer Hormel Food Corp. confirmed that avian flu is causing significant supply chain problems in its Jennie-O Turkey Store segment as 17 turkey flocks owned or processed by the company have been hit by avian flu.
In addition to losing turkeys, those affected facilities are also quarantined, so they can undergo thorough cleanings.
Hormel CEO Jeffrey Ettinger warned investors on Monday that the avian flu problem will likely result in company falling on the lower-end of its projected earnings target of $2.50 to $2.60 per share.