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Bird Flu Virus Mere Mutations Away From Pandemic

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June 7, 2013
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An MIT study says the H5N1 and H7N9 viruses are closer to being able to spread through human-to-human contact.


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AFP (Jan. 28, 2014) — Hong Kong begins a mass cull of 20,000 chickens after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China.
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Mutant Butterflies Found Near Fukushima

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Newsy (Aug. 14, 2012) — Scientists at the University of Ryukyu in Okinawa found genetic mutations in butterflies collected near the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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RAW VIDEO: Nepal Poultry Cull in Bird Flu Outbreak

RAW VIDEO: Nepal Poultry Cull in Bird Flu Outbreak

Reuters (Aug. 17, 2013) — Nepal culls tens of thousands of chickens to fight an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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