If the bird flu vaccine is used, how will it affect your food?

It was recently announced that a vaccine to help protect the nation’s chickens from avian influenza has cleared a first hurdle with the Agriculture Department granting its maker a “conditional” license. This comes after more than 48 million birds died during an outbreak earlier this year and helps to ease some worries from farmers, producers […]

Genomics used in new bird flu study

Canadian scientists are fast-tracking a genomic surveillance system to detect new, virulent avian flu viruses in wild birds in order to predict and hopefully prevent outbreaks in domestic birds, a new report states.

Recently, a new strain of avian flu swept through poultry farms in British Columbia and contained a blend of genetic material from […]