"When you think of bird flu, you may conjure up images of chickens being slaughtered to stem an outbreak, or of migrating ducks, which can carry flu viruses from one continent to the next. Well, it's time to add penguins to your list of mental images.
Fret not. If a penguin happens to sneeze on you, you aren't going to get the flu. And, happily for the crowded colonies of nesting penguins, the avian influenza virus in their midst doesn't seem to make penguins sick, either.
But the discovery does raise intriguing questions about how flu viruses spread. And the finding leaves no doubt that the flu can get just about anywhere on Earth." - Richard Harris, NPR, May 6, 2014
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