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State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu - Minnesota Public Radio

State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu - Minnesota Public Radio | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu
Minnesota Public Radio
A strain of swine influenza swept through fairs last summer sickening 309 people in a dozen states, including Minnesota. One person died from the new virus.

Via Josh Nelson
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I think it is very interesting how influenza can be passed from a pig to a human.  There really isn't anything that people can do to prevent this because they most likely figure out that the animal is sick after it is already to late.  At least the official veterinarian of the Minnesota State fair is doing his best to prevent things. 

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Cassie Chriswell's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:04 PM

I think that it is crazy that last year is sickened 309 people in a dozen different places.  One person died from the new virus.  That is very sad that someone died from the new virus.  If the swine has a temperature then the swine will leave right away so none of the otherones could possible get what that pig has.  It is commonly known as H3N2v, and it is at the top of the list these days.  They even started putting up signs such as one that say " Please wash your hads after visiting the animals!"

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:24 PM
Cassie Chriswell: 

I think that it is crazy that last year the swine flu  sickened 309 people in a dozen different places. Only  one person died from the new virus.  I think that it is good that only one perosn died since it was a new virus.  That is very sad that someone died from the new virus.  If the swine had a temperature then the swine will leave right away so none of the otherones could possible get what that pig has.  It is commonly known as H3N2v, and it is at the top of the list these days.  They even started putting up signs such as one that say " Please wash your hads after visiting the animals!"  They also had several other signs out in several differnt places to remind you to wash your hands after you pet/went into the pig barn/swine barn. 

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Freakonomics » The Livestock Sperm Bank

Freakonomics » The Livestock Sperm Bank | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
A few years back, we did a podcast about the role of artificial insemination in the livestock industry. Writing for Modern Farmer, Jesse Hirsch reports on what would happen if, for example, foot-and-mouth disease came along ...
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I think it is very interesting that we have the ability to repopulate our animals if they begin to die off for whatever reason.  Sperm banks like this will continue to keep our livestock population high.

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Texas livestock tragedy compounded by Internet misinformation ~ GANADERÍA MÉXICO

Texas livestock tragedy compounded by Internet misinformation ~ GANADERÍA MÉXICO | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
TEXAS LIVESTOCK TRAGEDY COMPOUNDED BY INTERNET MISINFORMATION
http://t.co/RNjPmOiBCJ
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The article is about grass killing some cattle because they were poisoned. The only bad thing about this, is that the way the internet reported it was not the right way.  With people reporting it wrong gives people the wrong idea about many things having to do with this grass that has been great before this.  Hopefully people can realize that this grass really is not a bad thing.

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