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Bird Flu Scare Sparks Shanghai Poultry Slaughter

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In Shanghai, China a sixth person has died from a new bird flu strain and eight others are sick!

The same day of the death, a Shanghai market detected bird flu in a pigeon and began slaughtering all of the birds.

That's just awful!

Over 20,000 chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons were all killed!

The director of China's CDC said:

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Don't Give Your Doggie The Flu With Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney

We're still in flu season in the U.S. and just because a dog can't tell you their nose is stuffy, doesn't mean they can't get sick.

Did you know that pets can actually get sick from us?? Even from the flu!

Good thing Dr. Patrick Mahaney is here with some wonderful tricks for keeping your pet happy and healthy:

Do you realize human influenza virus can transmit to pets? Are you taking precautions to prevent transmission of zoonotic disease (those capable of interspecies transmission).

Considering that people can be infected regardless of vaccination status and that not everyone will be immunized, it’s important that we recognize the potential for humans to pass a microorganism like the influenza virus to our pets. Yes, your dog or cat could contract the flu from you.

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Betty White Has The Flu!!

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Betty White may be in some serious trouble… she has the flu!

Oh no!!

With the flu hitting children and the elderly hardest, as we previously mentioned, it's extra dangerous and extra deadly for someone like Betty!

Her rep said:

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Flu Season Hits Entire Nation Hard!

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It's that time of the year again… flu season!

We hope everyone got their flu shots!

Google has been tracking how bad the flu is based on aggregated google search data.

Basically that means they're probably looking at the frequency of searches like "how long does flu last?" or "flu remedies" or "I have the flu."

According to google, everywhere has "intense" flu activity, except

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Flu Season Hits Early And Hard!

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Great… just what we needed… looks like this year is going to have another big flu season!

The CDC is warning that this year's flu season is hitting hard and early!

Five states (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas) have already been reporting higher than normal flu incidences.

Three schools in Tennessee have already closed for the week because so many students and teachers are so sick!

So what can you do??

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