• Influenza: How it Transmits from Birds to Pigs

    29 days ago - By Bond Life Sciences Center

    Henry Wan | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC
    By Becca Wolf
    Geese will soon fill the skies as they migrate south in V-formation as the weather gets colder and the leaves start changing color. For a month or so, migrating birds take over, crossing roads, sitting in parks and stopping to eat leftover seeds in farm fields or swim in ponds as they travel south for the winter.
    What people may not realize is that some of these birds are carrying something harmful, yet invisible to the naked eye. That something is influenza A viruses that can transmit from birds to pigs and then to humans.
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