En el blog de la British Otrnithological Union (BOU) acaban de colgar las conclusiones de la conferencia internacional celebrada hace pocos días en Peterborough, con la gripe aviaria y otras pandemias similares como tema central. Por resumir algo aquí:
Avian Influenza is a poultry disease
Avian Influenza of the HPAI H5N1 strain is clearly a poultry-based disease and now appears to be endemic to many parts of Asia.
Avian Influenza in wild birds
HPAI H5N1 has been found in a very small number of wild birds (miniscule when measured against the wild birds populations). The majority of outbreaks have been in wildfowl (swans, geese and ducks) and other water birds (e.g. gulls). The source of the disease in each case is unclear, but in the majority of cases investigated, the probable source was poultry farming activities or poultry-based products being used in the local area (...).
Más (mucho más) en el blog de la BOU.