TurtleMama Posted July 31, 2012 Share Posted July 31, 2012 Here is an interesting article I found about seals carrying and dying from a strain of avian flu. Apparently most of the deaths took place in 2011. Scientists are concerned, however, because it appears that seals are like pigs -- they have the receptors for both avian and mammilian flus -- and since pigs are one of the prime species to pass new flu strains on to humans, there is some concern that seals may be able to, as well. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/31/new-flu-strain-in-seals-could-pose-risk-to-human-health-experts-say/ Quote Link to comment
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