Sunday, January 15, 2006

US: Madison Lab Monitors Bird Flu

Scientists at a little-known laboratory on the city's west side are preparing for their largest ever project: They're helping lead the nation's effort to watch for bird flu. Hon Ip and other workers at the National Wildlife Health Center already are testing some samples taken from live birds in Alaska.

Ip and a handful of lab workers plan to test 20,000 samples from birds, mostly from Alaska but also from other areas, with most of the samples coming this fall. The center also expects to receive dead birds from around the country to study for signs of bird flu. Read More ....

Source: AP via Duluth News Tribune
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