bird flu=duck flu

Subject: bird flu=duck flu
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:57:47 +1000
On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 09:47:57AM +1000, Andrew Taylor wrote:
> The current highly pathogenic H5N1 strain has been reported in wild
> ducks, geese, gulls, cormorants and a Peregrine.

Steven Ambrose pointed me to a current news story yesterday about h5N1
being detected in a  sparrow in Thailand and I realized the above list is
misleading as its very incomplete.  H5N1 also been reported in wild birds
in these groups: grebes, herons&egrets, eagles, storks, pigeons&doves,
drongos, crows&magpies and sparrows&munia.  And I'm not saying this list
is complete either.

Its also been reported in captive flamingos and galliformes (quail,
partridges, chickens, ...)

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