Infectious And Fatal Bird Flu Outbreak In South Carolina – More Than 32,000 Turkeys Killed

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More than 32000 turkeys have been killed after an aggressive bird flu (H7N3) outbreak in South Carolina

As humans around the world scramble to fight a pandemic caused by a new virus, a separate infection has emerged that could wreak havoc on another population of creatures.

The US Department of Agriculture this week confirmed the presence of an infectious and fatal strain of avian influenza (H7N3) in a commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

State officials quarantined the affected premises, and birds on the property were depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease,” the department said in a statement, indicating the birds were killed en masse.

Meanwhile, more than 32,000 turkeys have been euthanized after the discovery of the deadly virus.

Unexpected

The detection of the virus was the first of its kind in several years, and any US farmer who remembers the last outbreak of bird flu knows the implications could be massive if the problem is left unattended.

More than 50 million chickens and turkeys across 15 states were killed between December 2014 and June 2015 in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.

It was a devastating period for the poultry industry, as some 30 countries banned US chicken and turkey products to avoid accidental transmission.

Nightmare for farmers

While bird flu is generally not a threat to humans, it’s a nightmare for farmers as it can strike seemingly at random, sometimes from the sky.

It’s often transmitted by falcons or migratory birds who defecate mid-flight over farms.

It can also be tracked onto farms and into barns on the tires of trucks or the boots of farm workers — and once one bird gets sick, the entire flock is at risk.

Economic consequences

The economic implications can be huge. In 2015, US broiler chicken exports were $1.1 billion lower than in 2014, a 26% decrease.

Export revenue fell 13% for eggs and 23% for turkeys.

The near future

It’s too early to say whether the latest detection of the virus will lead to its discovery in other US poultry operations.

Stopping its spread will require extra vigilance by farmers, who use their own form of social distancing and preventative measures on the farm, such as limiting foot traffic and wearing protective gear in barns.

This probably doesn’t apply to the poor birds that remain crammed together in the bigger operations.

If the virus does begin to spread, it will put the US meat industry in the harrowing spot of navigating two very different viruses at the same time. And that will end pretty nasty as farmers already don’t know what to do with milk, eggs and other fresh goods production.

More farming industry news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [USDA, News Channel 9, Quarz]

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  1. I ranch out in the mountains. I saw the bird flu hit. It’s the migratory birds. They appear to be the vector. Once they migrate to our area around February, they hit the feeder, poop, and your birds get it that way.

    The symptoms include:
    lethargic behaviour, shaking of head, respiratory congestion, loss of appetite, and sudden death. Book says cull all birds.

    I don’t do that. I isolate the sick bird, and observe the chances of recovery. If bird is a fighter, I try and encourage them to fight, and force feed them electrolytes, penneciln (for secondary infections), and pray on ’em. I saved a duck (miracle duck), and a chicken. 23 days to recover on duck. Then I reintroduced the bird for herd immunity. That does work. I only lost 3 birds this year. 15-20 birds lost on previous flocks and seasons.
    Your youngest birds 6-12 months get hit the hardest. I didn’t get hit hard this year. I shot wild birds on approach, and kept popping those starlings all season before they can get to the feeders. It helps. The migratory pests learn to stay away after persistent shooting.
    I believe herd immunity does occur out here. Clearly, this is NOT what the book says to do, and not a scientific test. However, it works here and I give the thanks to God Almighty.

  2. Update:

    Well, I found a female goose (Embden) in the pond by herself. She was suffering and showing symptoms of chills (head vibrating). I grabbed her, put her in isolation. I mixed half of a capsule of amox + electrolyte powder. She was unable to walk. She refused fresh peas!

    With a syringe, I dropped a full load down her gullet. I hold the head up, and make sure the medicine goes down. They will shake head and waste medicine if you don’t do what I did. Anyways, 2 hours later the second dose was administered. Then I asked the Lord to send his angels down and please heal up my goose. I went to sleep for two hours, and upon waking I went to check on” Matilda ” —- up walking, and eating fresh peas. I administered one more full dose of my solution. She looks wonderful. I am going to keep her isolated. I don’t want a relapse. Therefore, seven days more and I can reintegrate her back to the gaggle. If you do that too soon, the other geese may attack her for being sick. Yes, Nature can be cruel at times, but the Lord can override Nature in some cases too. This makes for small miracles. I count my Blessings.

    Never give up on your animals. Always try and heal them. If you live right, and pray often, refrain from sinning, oftentimes the Lord may answer your prayers swiftly. Not always that way. The Lord’s time is much different than time on earth.

  3. Well there is not going be Thanks Giving day in North America,
    People of North America decided that they run out of patients.
    They want civil unrest and full hard Martial Law followed by other events? We need learn from Asian Nations and use them as model? We ask all to do not stupid things because many peoples are doing best for patients.
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    We speak with Dr. Armen Henderson, an African-American doctor who was handcuffed and detained outside his home Friday as he was wearing a mask and preparing for a volunteer shift to test homeless people for COVID-19. “I want the officer held accountable. There’s no way that you racially profile me and then you arrest me, detain me, during a pandemic, when you have no mask on, where hundreds of police officers throughout Miami-Dade County have tested positive,” says Dr. Henderson, who is an internal medicine physician, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Miami and an organizer with Dream Defenders.
    AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We’re broadcasting from the epicenter of the pandemic, New York City, but we’re going to end today’s show in Florida, where the Miami Police Department is under fire after a video surfaced of an officer handcuffing and detaining an African-American doctor outside his home on Friday. The man, Armen Henderson, was wearing a mask and preparing for a volunteer shift helping protect homeless people from the spread of COVID-19, when a patrol car pulled up to his home. Surveillance video from Dr. Henderson’s house shows him loading a van with supplies before the encounter. Dr. Henderson says the police officer handcuffed him after accusing him of littering, and then asking for identification, which Henderson did not have on him. The officer was not wearing a mask; Dr. Henderson was. He had to yell to his wife inside their home to present identification, before the officer finally released him. On Saturday, Miami police chief has ordered an internal investigation into the incident. The officer involved has not been identified.

    The encounter sparked widespread outrage and comes as African-American men report fears of increased racial profiling when they’re following CDC’s suggestion that people wear masks in public.

    For more, we go to Miami to speak with Dr. Armen Henderson, an internal medicine physician, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Miami, also an organizer with Dream Defenders. He was recently profiled by the Miami Herald.

    Welcome to Democracy Now!, Dr. Henderson. Tell us, in your own words, what you were doing on Friday, and then what happened.

    DR. ARMEN HENDERSON: Yeah. So, I was pretty much just putting tents in my car, and I was loading other supplies into my van. And, you know, when I was doing that, I noticed that the police officer rode down the street at a cross-section of my block, one way, really slow, and then he came back around the street the other way and basically turned down my block. And he pulled up next to me, questioning me if I live there, if I worked here. I told him that I live there. I told him what I was doing. I told him that where I was putting the boxes was where the city of Miami comes to pick up our trash every week. For example, they’re here this week, and people on my block are putting trash in the same place that I put the boxes on Friday. And he just — at some point, he just didn’t believe what I was saying.

  4. What is the interpretation of the strange dreams of the quarantine period?
     

    If you see strange and strange dreams these days and nights when the all-encompassing coronavirus virus has taken over the world and you are curious to know what their interpretation is, you should know that you are not alone. In these times of crisis, when people in most countries of the world are living in home quarantine, even in a night’s sleep, common experiences are taking shape in the collective subconscious of human beings.

    Researchers believe that sleep is an important way to process and digest the emotions we experience. Many social media users, including Twitter, say that, unlike usual, their sleep has become clearer, and when they wake up, they remember the details of their sleep in a strange and exceptional way.

    Most users who share their dreams with pandemicdreams # (universal dormitories) on Twitter are either amazed by the strangeness of these dreams or by their content, which focuses on concepts such as death, fear and the emergence of new and new worlds.

    However, according to experts, these mysterious reactions in response to the current situation are natural and natural, this is how the human brain works. The processing and understanding of stressful information and the anxious news we receive during the day can be reflected in our nightmares and nightmares. We may even dream of the past, especially when we were less anxious and calmer.

    “This is an unprecedented experience,” Dr. Mir Krieger, a sleep therapist who specializes in lung disorders and a professor of nursing at Yale University School of Medicine, told CNN. People’s brains are probably looking for time when things are different. It’s like when people try to sleep but can’t calm their minds. “Instead, they are trying to think of a better time.”

    The strange thing is not just the content of some of our dreams during the global epidemic, but the clear memory of those dreams. Until now, we usually forgot about last night’s sleep when we woke up to start the day.

    Referring to the formation of unusual habits during the quarantine period, Krieger said that watching popular and popular TV series with exciting stories can be a good idea for entertainment when we have to stay at home, or this excessive desire to stay up to date and keep track. From the moment we wake up until we fall asleep. However, doing such things in the hours before bedtime can cause restlessness and insomnia during the night.

    During this stressful time, it is more or less difficult to develop and practice healthy habits. The global ubiquity of Quaid‌19 has led to financial problems and social isolation for many, and for some, the loss of loved ones.

    These anxieties and tensions, on the one hand, are real and relevant, and on the other hand, they have added to the fears and questions of human existence. Lack of certainty and unpredictability dominates the world. Facing such challenges is common in human history. But the current crisis is fundamentally different, and that is the added anxiety of social distancing.

    Therefore, it may be best not to get too caught up in the analysis and interpretation of clear, quarantine sleep, and to know that it is a transient experience for most of us. Instead, think of these as actions that you must take on a regular basis to maintain a good night’s sleep.

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