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What Do We Know About the New Bird Flu?

What Do We Know About the New Bird Flu? | Virology News | Scoop.it

Water birds, to an influenza researcher, are more than majestic swans and charming mallards.  They are instead stealthy vectors of novel influenza viruses, some of nature’s bioterrorist agents, chauffeuring dangerous microbes from place to place without showing symptoms of infection themselves. Wild waterfowl are reservoirs for every imaginable combination of influenza viruses, though the vast majority of those viral cocktails don’t seem to infect humans.

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ALL birds are winged rats, then??  I love the actual title of the piece: "Nature’s Bioterrorist Agents".  Not alarming in any way, oh, no....

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Who can catch which flu?

Who can catch which flu? | Virology News | Scoop.it
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Excellent graphic!

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