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Bird flu outbreaks in Europe: what you need to know

Arjan Stegeman, Utrecht University Once again, Europe is experiencing bird flu outbreaks – the deadliest animal disease known. In chickens and turkeys, over 90% of an affected flock will die within a couple of weeks, although in ducks and geese the disease may be milder. Bird flu outbreaks are caused by avian influenza viruses, most of which cause mild infection …

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