bird flu

Bird flu leapfrogged, Northwest to Midwest

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, WASH. – The strain of bird flu causing sickness and the culling of millions of birds in the Midwest is the same strain first detected in Washington state in December, according to a Washington State University scientist who helped identify the virus. Until then, the pathogen had never been […]

Bird flu: stay informed on possible pandemic

(Photo courtesy of U. S. Department of Agriculture)  Will bird flu be the next human pandemic? In a few words, the answer is simply, “No one knows yet,” says Dr. Tim Moody, Public Health Officer, Whitman County.  That’s because the specific virus causing what we call bird flu, or avian influenza, must undergo significant, specific mutations to […]