November 10, 2015

Avian influenza and duck season: commonsense advice

As harvest winds down and combines head back to the shop, ATVs are being prepped, wetland camo is being aired out and blinds are being hosed out. The Mid-South duck season is rapidly approaching. And with it come worries that an inadvertent mistake by hunters could lead to the spread of avian, or bird, influenza. That’s because scientists say wild birds, ducks mainly, are a key vector in the spread of the H5 flu virus that was found in populations late last year.
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