South Korea's decision to bury 1.4 million pigs alive in an effort to curb the spread of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) has sparke...
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Considering how fast Twitter has self-propagated, and thanks to the Internet and our constant news cycles, might Swine Flu be the Twitter of viruses?
We always knew that factory farms were a scar on humanity's conscience -- but now we know they are a scar on our health.
I will be at the CDC in Atlanta tomorrow, Thursday April 30th at 8:30am shooting a story about the flu outbreak for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. What questions would you like answered?
Avian flu and SARS rudely awoke the world to the possibility of a new pandemic. Could a seemingly more mundane bug now put the world to the test?
While I think it's unlikely that the current outbreak of swine flu will reach pandemic proportions, it's worth looking at what a pandemic would be like in economic terms, and what individuals can do to prepare for one.
Large, corporate pig farms are home to deep vats of untold tons of pig crap, called "lagoons," which regularly overflow or seep past inadequate lining into the earth.
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