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Is bird flu still a threat?

Posted under AIV - Jul 14th, 10 - Comments Off

Scientists have discovered a new way in which avian influenza viruses, or AIVs, are transferred. The oil glands which waterfowl use to stay waterproof naturally attract AIVs from the water. The birds then spread the viruses over their own or others’ bodies by preening. But just what else do we know about this virus?Transmission of [...]