New tool created predicts avian flu outbreaks

New tool created predicts avian flu outbreaks

A SIMPLE, effective, portable tool to predict avian influenza outbreaks on farms has been created by researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

The researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for the avian flu virus. The tool uses a small blood sample and relies on a simple chemical color change to see not only whether a chicken has avian flu but also what viral strain

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