Can birds get swine flu
No, birds cannot get the swine flu from humans. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-birds-get-swine-flu ]
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- Can birds get sick from swine flu?
- no. viruses are specific to species. they do not infect every specie in the same way. they can mix up with bird virus and infect them. but i dont think it could do such a thing.
- WHY Vegetarians Don't Get Madcow-Swine Flu or Bird Flu??
- You don't know what you are talking about. Most Asians in Asia are vegetarians. Millions have died from bird flu. But sometimes there is a major genetic shift, in which a flu virus appears that contains pieces from bird and/or swine influen...
- How come the bird flu never got as bad as the Swine flu is now??
- Bird flu had a higher fatality rate, in that respect its worse than this flu.. This variety of Swine flu isn't killing as many, for most it seems to be a very uncomfortable day or two, then they start to get better. Viruses are unpredictabl...
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- What is swine flu and how is it passed on to other people?
- Q: How do you know whether it's bird flu, swine flu or just flu?
- A: What is swine flu and how it spreads? get all detailed info on..goto : health-careblog.blogspot.com/
- Whats the difference between the bird flu and the swine flu?
- Q: With Bird Flu you're going to need a tweetment, and with swine flu you're going to need an Oinkment! xD
- A: hahahaha.. i love that one, and its new... i was expecting a racial joke, but thanks for makin my day!!
- What is the difference between the swine flu and the bird flu?
- Q: Other than the swine flu started in Mexico and the bird flu starting in Asia?
- A: long story short ... different strains of Influenza A infect different species. Normally, those strains will not cross species. In other words, pigs can't be infected by the bird flu and the swine flu can't infect birds. But sometimes, an animal will be infected with two different types of influenza A at the same time and the two viruses swap genetic information. When this happens, there is a possiblility to jump species. This is likely what is happening in Mexico ... and now the US. Humans have never been exposed to this type of "new" influenza and our immune systems don't react very well. This happens every few decades and lots of people die. Sad but true.
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