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A Bird Flu Spreads in Seals. Could Humans Be Next?

Last fall, 162 harbor seal pups mysteriously washed up dead on the shores of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Puzzled, scientists conducted autopsies on five of the animals, which suggested that a respiratory infection had killed them. Samples of the seals’ tissue were then analyzed further and a common virus was discovered: a new strain of influenza that appeared to have evolved from H3N8…

Via: Bird Flu Spreads in Seals. Could Humans be Next? (TIME)

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