A Word On Current Bird Flu-Sister Deb Gave Me Links


Bird flu can now be found all over the U.S. (Map)

 Two new and particularly virulent forms of the avian flu virus are threatening to upset the domestic poultry industry’s egg cart.

Two new and particularly virulent forms of the avian flu virus are threatening to upset the domestic poultry industry’s egg cart.
As this Reuters graphic shows, while both Minnesota and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency over the H5N2 strain of the flu, Iowa has been the hardest hit. Far and away the country’s biggest egg producer with 58.5 million layers, the state on Monday announced that initial tests show an additional 6 million birds sickened. A confirmed positive result would bring the Iowa’s total number of cases to 9.5 million, and the national total to 15.1 million across 13 states.
In the month of March a total of 361 million U.S. hens produced 8.53 billion eggs. Although there is no food safety risk for humans and nobody has been infected, the outbreak is hitting the industry’s bottom line. Earlier this month, the U.S. cut export forecasts for the country’s $5.7 billion egg and poultry industry, owing to import bans imposed by Canada, Mexico, China and South Korea.

The other link Deb sent was;


Minnesota Declares Bird Flu Emergency, Offers Drug to Workers.


Minnesota's declared a state of emergency because of bird flu, which has struck more than 40 poultry farms in the state.
The state's also offering the anti-flu drug Tamiflu to workers who have handled the dead and dying birds, just to make sure they don't catch it, too.
H5N2 bird flu has spread to a dozen U.S. states. It can kill chickens and turkeys quickly, and once a flock is infected, all the birds must be slaughtered and destroyed. More than 7 million U.S. birds have been slaughtered because of the virus, U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.
Poultry producers have been advised on ways to protect their flocks. Experts believe the virus is being carried by waterfowl migrating from Asia. Many birds can carry H5N2 without getting sick.
In Minnesota, about 87 people have been identified who might have handled sick birds, Kristen Ehresmann, infectious disease specialist at the Minnesota Department of Health, told NBC News. She said 70 of them had agreed to take a course of Tamiflu, an antiviral drug that can prevent human influenza.
"The poultry on grocery store shelves has always been safe and will continue to be safe."
There's no evidence that people can catch H5N2, but they can catch other forms of avian influenza, notably H5N1 bird flu and H7N9 bird flu.
"We haven't seen any human cases," Ehresmann said. "It's entirely possible. We just haven't seen a case yet."
So the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to take the drug, just in case.
"There's no reason for anybody in the state of Minnesota to be concerned about their own health or that of their children," Governor Mark Dayton told a news conference.
The affected birds will be destroyed by a composting process. All poultry for sale will be tested first, Dayton and other officials added.
"The poultry on grocery store shelves has always been safe and will continue to be safe," Minnesota agriculture commissioner Dave Frederickson told a news conference.
"Farmers who haven't been impacted by this virus, I ask you to please work with us and practice strict biosecurity on their farms." That can include covering bird feed and cleaning boots with bleach before entering houses where birds are kept.
Wisconsin declared an emergency earlier this week because of bird flu.

With the post below, what can we say, wow. I did not know this information, thank you to our sister for sending it.

No surprise to some, I do not have the news and little time to seek out many things. It is amazing, the word, the whole thing, and also add in the drought in the fruit basket of the world in CA St, little crops and high prices, all I can say, if you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord, now would be the time. Repent and seek him and you will have a smile on your face no matter what storm may come. Add all this news to 2015 'Year of Chaos' together with on going riots, some staged, but all over, is the start, May will be an interesting month, always is, this one may be the wildest to date we will see. I would not be surprised at all if on May 1, 2015 we see an event, not a prophecy, just the way it is in May, the whole month of May not just the first day is Internationale global S.O.S. month, May Day all month. The evil know and use numbers, months and such, think, what happened oddly,.......exactly on May 1, 2014?....... My point exactly, some of you may have to use a search engine to see, May and September , target months, as is the middle of September, the date-  month, of the 7 year rest man has not given to the earth and making gain, this all seems to be coming together, allowed by the lord, know the season we are in. Be alert and be in prayer and as always, if you know the lord ...NO FEAR.

Hab 3:16  I heard, and my body trembled, My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entereth into my bones, and I tremble in my place; Because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble, For the coming up of the people that invadeth us. 

Hab 3:17  For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: 

Hab 3:18  Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 

Hab 3:19  Jehovah, the Lord, is my strength; And he maketh my feet like hinds' feet, And will make me to walk upon my high places.