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sector3011 t1_iu8mhly wrote

Bird flu has infected hundreds of humans over the last 20 years. Any time it can mutate to spread between humans, we just don't know when...


Friedumb t1_iuaa7b0 wrote

If you find a dead bird with no sign of trauma; it's not a bad idea to call the authorities. Picking up and moving a dead bird is insane and should never be recommended when avian flu abounds.

The local authorities can test for West Nile as well as bird flu (quite a few other diseases as well). Which leads to heightened awareness and increased containment measures in the community.

Tldr: What I don't get is how do the cats know they are infected... Never see them touch a sick bird.

Edit: Nvm on the cat bit,