#3729
imported_Martin
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Hi Jo:

Many thanks for posting this; refreshing to see some sense in media (occasionally happens). Guess reporters/editors will be wondering, now bird flu hasn’t spread to Africa, western Europe etc etc with autumn migration.

For anyone not visiting link, item starts:

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TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Fears that migratory wild birds will spread a deadly strain of avian flu across the world have little, if any, scientific proof and chances of them infecting humans are even more remote, experts said.

The experts, who attended this week a meeting of the International Waterbird Society in Taiwan, said the biggest threat of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic bird flu comes from domestic poultry, not wild birds.

Martin