Tuesday, June 23, 2009

List of Top 10 Animals That Carry Flu

1. Chicken- is the most common source for Avian Flu. It has caused hundreds of human deaths over the past decades.

2. Pigs- Pigs play a vital role in transmitting influenza virus to humans called Swine Flu.

3. Ducks- a lot of people raise ducks for their meats. Ducks are carrier for Avian Flu in the past.

4. Goose- They are known as the carrier of H5N1 virus.

5. Turkey- Earlier this year, in fact, an H5 avian influenza virus surfaced on a turkey farm in southern British Columbia.

6. Horses- can also infected with Type A influenza virus.

7. Dogs- an unknown respiratory illness was caused by the equine influenza A H3N8 virus.

8. Cats- Cases of tigers and domesticated cats coming down with avian flu have been reported overseas.

9. Seal- the marine mammals can become infected with Type A influenza viruses.

10. Whale- can suffer from influenza, probably by catching germs spread by bird waste.

I have read this article from the Discovery News.

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