The H5N2 bird flu strain was among the first to cause increased
concerns for health and agriculture experts. The flu strain has killed
429 people in 16 countries since 2003 and infected almost 800 more. The
H5N2 strain of the bird flu has already killed 15,000 turkeys in
Minnesota alone. The most recent pandemic caused by a flu strain was the
H1N1 swine flu outbreak in 2009. There are now reportedly 48 different
subtypes of the flu virus. H7N- bird flu has killed 227 people since
2013 and infected 622 others.
The United States has some of the most fertile farm land in the
entire world. Is there really a need for chicken imports from China in
the first place? Protecting the sanctity of the food supply and taking
steps to maintain a high level of food safety should be a top priority
for the federal government. Relying on second hand information regarding
the improvements being undertaken to thwart the various strains of bird
flu materializing in China is not exactly reassuring for American
Growing your own food and stocking up on long term food storage
buckets could make a substantial difference in the lives of your loved
ones should a bird flu pandemic strike the United States.
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