Speaking of birds, do you people have your heads completely buried in the sand? If migratory birds are not reservoirs, why then, is the spread of H5N1 in birds following migratory pathways? Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. As of this writing, Nigeria is testing birds for H5N1. If confirmed, the occurence of H5N1 outbreaks in birds and humans in these areas completely confirms everything Thomas Van’t Hof predicted in October 2005: H5N1 in Europe and Africa by the spring. I’d suggest you open your minds, shut your mouths, and educate yourself on the reality of the situation.