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Bird Flu - Which birds are prone?

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Old Thursday 16th May 2019, 06:56   #1
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Bird Flu - Which birds are prone?

Avian influenza is an infection of birds with avian influenza Type A viruses. Studies show this virus is found usually in wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Mainly the intestines and respiratory tract of these birds get infected, but they do not get sick.

Specifically which birds are being talked about in these studies?
Are they just chickens and ducks or more than just these two species? And how does this virus attacks humans?
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https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/avian-in-humans.htm
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Thankyou andyadcock for this useful link. This is quite informative. I thought the symptoms of common flu and bird flu and are almost the same but looks like they both have different symptoms and need to be treated accordingly.
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