European bird flu spread scientists see low likelihood of extension to mammals




The exotic birds of Britain’s Farne Islands include the beautiful and colorful puffins, murres and more, but concerns over the spread of bird flu have closed the sanctuary to the public. Despite the approaching summer, bird flu is still emerging across Europe and how to deal with its spread will be on the agenda at the OIE meeting in Paris. Scientists believe that although the virus can mutate, the probability of transmission from birds to mammals and humans is very low.


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