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Wild Birds Only Partly to Blame in Spreading H5N1

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Science  09 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5779, pp. 1451
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5779.1451

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Last week, after poring over the latest surveillance data, a group meeting in Rome reached a consensus: Wild birds play a role in the avian influenza virus's huge geographic jumps, they said in a statement at the end of the meeting, but the main means of transmission is the commercial poultry trade. (Read more.)

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