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Bird flu spreads to Southern California, infecting chickens, wild birds and other animals

Bird flu spreads to Southern California, infecting chickens, wild birds and other animals

Chickens roam and cluck among the many coops at a poultry farm in Nuevo, California, in November 2017. (Gina Ferrazzi/Los Angeles Times) After a global spread, a historic wave of bird flu has made its way into Southern California, worrying farmers and bird lovers and potentially adding to supply chain and food price complications. The …

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A dog in France has monkeypox, and scientists fear we won't be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals

A dog in France has monkeypox, and scientists fear we won’t be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals

Monkeypox virus, illustration. Tom Ritchie | Science Photo Gallery | Getty Images In 2003, 47 people in six Midwestern states were infected with monkeypox from pet marmots that were raised by rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has infected more than 14,100 people in the United States and more than 41,000 globally, has …

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