Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

February 16, 2014 7:54 PM

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Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

As flu-watchers like to say, you can always count on influenza virus to surprise.

The latest revelation is that scientists have apparently been wrong about where new flu viruses come from. The dogma is that they always incubate in wild migratory birds, then get into domestic poultry, and then jump into mammals — especially pigs and humans.

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