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MAY 07, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Avian flu discovered in penguins in Antarctica: scientist

Scientists have discovered a new strain of avian flu in the Antarctic, after testing a group of Adélie penguins, according to an Australian-based researcher. "We found that this virus was unlike anything else detected in the world," Aeron Hurt of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza told Reuters from Melbourne on Tuesday. The flu virus, H11N2, was found in a small number of members of a group of Adélie penguins tested at two locations on the Antarctic Peninsula, the continent's northernmost region. The strain is described in a study ... Read More

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