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February 16, 2006

poultry, not wild birds, most often carries deadly avian flu to africa

The lethal strain of H5N1 bird flu found in Nigeria this month probably got there in poultry... than a million chicks a year from countries that include Turkey, where H5N1 appeared last fall, and China, where it has circulated for a decade. H5N1 has been found in three duck species that spend... to occasionally harbor H5N1 arrived months ago and are about to leave. If it turns out that trade, not nature, was responsible for introducing H5N1 to Africa, better control of trade in domesticated birds may

Posted by dymaxion at February 16, 2006 02:26 PM

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