Why America Is Killing Millions of Birds to Stop the Flu

April 15, 2015 9:16 AM

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Wisconsin just reported its first case of bird flu— Sound the alarm! That’s right, bird flu! Right here in the United States! Where are the Hazmat suits?

Wait a second. Before joining the collective freak-out, take a look at the fine print. It is a case of bird flu in a chicken not a person, and it’s been in Minnesota for a while (plus Canada prior to that). In fact, 1.2 million turkeys recently were slaughtered—or more scientifically, “culled”—becau...

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