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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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Protect Your Pet From Catching The Flu Bug!

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It's flu season, but you and your human kids aren't the only who need protection.

Your FURRY kids need their flu shots too!!!

Believe it or not, pets can get influenza just like humans, and their symptoms are the same - so be on the lookout for difficulty in breathing, runny noses, and other ailments.

Watch the vid (above) to learn more techniques to protect your loved ones!

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German Scientists Find Flu Vaccines…For Animals!

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Yayz!!! We bet a lot of you didn't even know animals could get the flu!

German scientists have discovered mRNA vaccines can help various species fight the flu.

Not just one vaccine….but multiple vaccines!

CurveVac as well as various German health boards have found that mRNA vaccines are immunogenic and combat viruses in mice, pigs and ferrets.

The mRNA vaccines help protect the body by producing antibody like reactions.

Good news for your animal friends folks!

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