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Ducks May Magnify Threat of Avian Flu Virus

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Science  05 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5698, pp. 953
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5698.953

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New lab experiments suggest that the H5N1 avian influenza virus can replicate copiously in the guts of domestic ducks without making them sick.