June 1, 2015

Bird flu outbreak raises biosecurity questions

The fight to contain avian influenza, which has forced the destruction of nearly 45 million birds in 15 states, is raising red flags about America’s biosecurity and its ability to fight even more virulent diseases in the future.

“In the Midwest, we’ve always said our biosecurity efforts were sufficient to deal with this … but we’ve never really been challenged,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.  Read More

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