Huge development in bird flu (H5N1)
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actiofidei Wrote:Is this likely? That would mean that each cat would have had to ingest a strain of the virus that, in each individual cat, mutated into a strain that would infect mammals. It is far, far more likely that one cat did this, and that this strain became pathogenic. But I rather like the other theory, for peace of mind...
Is that what is happening with human cases? That the person ingests some part of an infected bird, and the virus in the bird mutates within the human and makes the human sick?

I just don't know very well how it all works... I just figured that the cats got sick the same way the people did.
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Huge development in bird flu (H5N1) - by newtolatin - 01-17-2007, 01:57 PM
Huge development in bird flu (H5N1) - by Marisa - 01-17-2007, 02:26 PM
Huge development in bird flu (H5N1) - by Kenny - 01-17-2007, 02:29 PM



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