RESOURCES: Flu on the Wing

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Science  08 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5792, pp. 1367
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5792.1367e

This new avian influenza monitoring site houses no data on the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus in U.S. wild birds—but that's a good thing. As the U.S. Geological Survey clearinghouse records, none of the more than 11,800 birds sampled in 28 states so far this year carried the virulent strain, which experts fear could morph into a virus that triggers a pandemic. If the deadly virus does infect wild birds here, as it has done in Asia and Europe, visitors will be able to follow the results state by state.

wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai

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