Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The world looks to Alaska about H5N1

As it gets closer to spring and migratory bird season, more and more people are looking to Alaska to see how the future will be with the Bird Flu H5N1. There's a very good article written by Marie Gilbert of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF).

Alaska is at the overlap of the Asian and North American flyways for migratory birds. Scientists say that could provide an opportunity for exchange of bird flu viruses which could then infect humans.

Check out Marie's article "Bird flu clues may lurk in Alaska wildfowl".


Sorry I haven't been posting more. My yearly winter cold has been kicking my butt.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

great link, I'll check it out after lunch-
hope you're feeling better by the time I post this.. keeping you in good thoughts my friend. (Try singing ya can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd- it helped me.. really) :)

Cindy