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Second human case of bird flu, first in U.S. found in Colorado

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A man whose name has not been released became the first person in the United States to test positive for the latest strain of the bird flu. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the announcement on Thursday, stating the man is under 40-years-old and tested positive for the H5 variant.

“This is the second human case associated with this specific group of H5 viruses that are currently predominant, and the first case in the United States,” said the CDC in a press release.

The patient is an inmate at a state correctional facility, and it was determined that the infection occurred due to exposure at a commercial farm in Montrose County, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The inmate was working as part of a pre-release employment program. The state health department said the affected flock was identified, euthanized and disposed of as required by federal guidelines.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The first case of bird flu in a human occurred in December 2021, when a man in the United Kingdom tested positive for the H5 bird flu. He did not have any symptoms and raised birds who became infected with the virus.

The CDC emphasized that the case does not change the “low” human risk assessment for the general public.

The bird flu has had a significant effect on the agricultural economy, with the current variant wiping out more than 25 million birds as of April 2.

 

 

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  1. Stephane

    May 6, 2022 at 4:54 am

    Thanks to FAUX-XI, the “””JAB”””, with the graphene, the spike protein, and other surprises, will make the people getting infected by ANY kind of such disease, succumb to the respiratory failure which will come in soon after the infection. With NO WAY to destroy the virus culprit of the infection.
    Thank you FAUX-XI.

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Study finds harmful levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in popular bandage brands

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A new consumer study tested several brands of bandages and found higher levels of fluorine in bandages from Band-Aid, CVS Health, Walmart, Rite Aid, Target and Curad, which contain harmful levels of “forever chemicals,” also known as PFAS.

The study by Mamavation and Environmental Health News revealed that out of 40 bandages from 18 different brands, 26 contained organic fluorine, an indicator of PFAS.

“Because bandages are placed upon open wounds, it’s troubling to learn that they may be also exposing children and adults to PFAS,” said Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum, the study’s co-author and the former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program.

News Nation reports that the study found the chemicals present in the adhesive part of the bandages. Mamavation said some brands likely used the PFAS in bandages “for their waterproof qualities.”

“It’s obvious from the data that PFAS are not needed for wound care, so it’s important that the industry remove their presence to protect the public from PFAS and opt instead for PFAS-free materials,” Birnbaum said.

According to the study, the chemicals are linked to several health effects, including “reduced immune system, vaccine response, developmental and learning problems for infants and children, certain cancers, lowered fertility, and endocrine disruption.”

While the exposure risk to PFAS through the skin isn’t clear, skin exposure “poses similar health risks” as eating or drinking food contaminated with PFAS, according to a previous study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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