Scientists monitoring avian influenza in water birds report that “millions of water birds have already migrated from Asia to West Asia and Africa, but the flu didn’t travel with them.”
Europeans have been pleasantly surprised to learn that no avian flu virus has been detected in flocks of migratory birds that flew south to Africa last fall and then back over Europe this spring, international health officials say. . . This is a major turnaround that defies the dire predictions from many health officials of an impending pandemic.