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Bird Flu Can Fly, But Less Lethal

After Nearly a Year's Delay, Details of Airborne Bird Flu

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, June 22, 2012
The American Association for the Advancement of Science published full details of a paper by Dutch researchers that demonstrates H5N1 avian influenza, a highly lethal but to date not very contagious strain of the flu, can acquire mutations that allow it to be spread via aerosol transmission.

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