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Avian flu; Bird flu; Bird flu (avian influenza); H5N1 

 

Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, bird flu is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys, very sick and kill them. Gold Bamboo Special Report on Bird Flu

The influenza vaccine is an annual vaccine to protect against the highly variable influenza virus.


Avian Influenza as related to Influenza Vaccines


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