TITLE

Animal apocalypse

AUTHOR(S)
MacKenzie, Debora
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/13/2006, Vol. 190 Issue 2551, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the H5N1 avian influence virus could erase some endangered species in the near future. Qinghai Lake in north-central China is a haven for migrants flying along a dozen different migratory routes, including bar-headed geese that have just completed a spectacular flight over the Himalayas from India. However, this year H5N1 has for the first time had caused a mass die-off in wild birds. H5N1 is already the worst outbreak of a disease affecting animals ever known. In the wild, bird flu viruses usually circulate in waterfowl, especially ducks, infecting the birds' guts without causing obvious symptoms.
ACCESSION #
21027858

 

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