Tag: bird flu

Bird Flu Causes Rise in Egg Prices

Eggs are a common staple in most u-s home and recipes, but the bird flu sweeping the Midwest is causing egg prices to rise.   The average price for one dozen large, grade a eggs, $2.43. That’s up more than a dollar from this time last year when that same dozen cost just $1.29. For businesses like simply decadent bakery, those numbers can really add up.   For Alison Alba who makes all of her recipes from scratch, eggs are a must.   The average commercial laying hen produces 259 eggs per year. That’s roughly 21.5 of these one...

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Guideline Change for Mammogram Screening

Mammogram screenings are being recommended at an earlier age, according to updated guidelines from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Previous 2009 guidelines recommend women wait until age 50 to make their first mammogram appointment. The newly revised guidelines suggest women ages 40 to 49 can make their own decision on whether to start screening, and recommend that women ages 50 to 74 get a mammogram every two years. In other health news, since December the u-s-d-a reports nearly eight million cases of the bird flu spanning 13 states. Seven million of those cases have been confirmed this month—a majority occurring on commercial poultry farms. The birds will be euthanized. No human infections with the virus have been detected and health officials stress there is little risk for the disease to transmit to...

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China says woman died from bird flu new to humans

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Wednesday that a 73-year-old Chinese woman died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had sickened a human for the first time, a development that the World Health Organization called “worrisome.” China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the woman in the city of Nanchang had been infected by the H10N8 bird flu virus, a strain that had not previously been found in people, the Jiangxi province health department said on its website. This is the second new bird flu strain to emerge in humans this year in China. In late...

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Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

LONDON (AP) — A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say. On a more hopeful front, two pharmaceuticals separately reported encouraging results from human tests of a possible vaccine against a different type of bird flu that has been spreading in China since first being identified last spring, which is feared to have pandemic potential. The woman, 20, was hospitalized in May with a lung infection....

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