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Nigeria Case Indicates Migrating Birds Spreading Flu

Posted by by Richard Knox on 2006/02/12 | Views: 521 |

Nigeria Case Indicates Migrating Birds Spreading Flu


Bird-flu strains found in Nigeria this week are nearly identical to those in Asia, suggesting that migrating birds brought the first known cases of H5N1 into Africa.

All Things Considered, February 10, 2006 Bird-flu strains found in Nigeria this week are nearly identical to those in Asia, suggesting that migrating birds brought the first known cases of H5N1 into Africa. The birds are about to start their trip home, which will take them through central Europe.


Migration Bird Chart


A graphic showing the migration routes of two bird species known to migrate to Siberia and then to both Europe and Africa. Nigeria struggled to contain Africa's first known outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, as officials warned it is spreading rapidly through poultry flocks in the north of the country.(AFP/Graphic)

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.