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Friday, September 3, 2010

Mike Coston : Not One Of The Usual Suspects

As always Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary gives us an insightful look into news happenings. This time his take on a Bird Flu article, coming out of Thailand :

" A story today out of Thailand that blames gulls, not storks, for introducing bird flu to that nation and possibly spreading it across south east Asia.

Using satellite telemetry, researchers have detailed the the complete migratory routes of the brown headed gull (Larus brunnicephalus), which summers in central Asia and winters on the tropical coast and inland lakes of southern Asia.

They’ve also detected the H5N1 virus in some small percentage of these migrating gulls, leading them to believe that it is the brown headed gull that has spread the virus to Thailand....."

please go to Mike's site for the continuation :)

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