Had email from Julie Hartung, who is in US, researching migratory bird routes as concerned re potential for h5n1 spread by wild birds to US. She was confused re my position on bird flu.
Sorry to have confused you; I'd tried to be clear.
My main position is, as I'm sure you've discovered from researching migration routes: evidence is quite contrary to wild birds being major vectors for the h5n1 bird flu variants. (Even though waterbirds, especially, carry several forms of bird flu; makes things a bit confusing till you start looking in some detail.) [Fits nicely, though, with poultry industry carrying it around - albeit info somewhat obscured by secrecy, obfuscation and, perhaps, poultry vaccinations. Good if you could also look into this.]
Just received email from Nial Moores of Birds Korea, with draft position paper. May help you some, so I copy below, inc v few comments I made. [I aim to add link to the improved position paper, once on Birds Korea website]
All the best,
Post edited by: martin, at: 2005/08/16 03:44