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  1. CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | KCTV5

    Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Dr. Alicia Fry, an influenza expert with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said officials are hopeful there won't be any human cases of the H5N2 strain - which has cost chicken and turkey producers more than 7 million birds since early March - but the country must be prepared.


  2. With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | KCTV5

    As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus - which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March - as well as some other highly pathogenic viruses in the H5 family that have been detected in other parts of North America.


  3. Tips for NCAA Tournament field on ways to beat KentuckyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | KCTV5

    FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts after a foul in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Two teams took the Wildcats to overtime ... .


  4. Latest Mid-America sportsRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | KCTV5

    The St. Louis Blues scored the final four goals to turn a one-goal lead into a 7-2 rout of the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Alexander Steen, Jay Bouwmeester, Paul Stastny, Jori Lehtera, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and David Backes all scored for the Blues, who have now 20 goals in three games.


  5. Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | KCTV5

    Georgia tailback Todd Gurley is out for the season after injuring his left knee this weekend, possibly ending his college career in the latest setback of a year that began with HeismanTrophy hopes. Gurley was hurt in the final minutes of a 34-7 win over then-No.


  6. Petition to president seeks to reinstate UGA's Todd GurleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | KCTV5

    A petition on is asking for Georgia running back Todd Gurley to be pardoned for any wrongdoing following his indefinite suspension Thursday. A petition on is asking for Georgia running back Todd Gurley to be pardoned for any wrongdoing following his indefinite suspension Thursday.


  7. Latest Mid-America sportsRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | KCTV5

    They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September.


  8. What We Learned from the SEC in Week 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | KCTV5

    Defensive lineman Josh Dawson comes up with a fumble recovery for a touchdown during Georgia's game with Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Athens, Ga.


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