"Avian Flu, also called bird flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that can infect humans as well as birds. It is caused by a flu-like virus. Avian Flu virus does not usually infect humans but a number of cases of human Avian Flu have occurred since 1997. As of March 2006, there are no human cases of Avian Flu in the U.S. Chickens, ducks, geese and other wild water birds are especially at risk to get the disease. Avian flu can be deadly to both birds and humans."
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