The Humane Society of the United States

Avian Influenza

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Influenza is scientists' top pick for humanity's next killer plague. Up to 60 million Americans come down with the flu every year. The next pandemic virus may be manufactured in the filthy conditions common in factory farms, where chickens are packed together by the tens or hundreds of thousands in utter filth, allowing viruses to spread rapidly from bird to bird and mutate into very dangerous strains.

A Virus of Our Own Hatching

The HSUS's Dr. Michael Greger literally wrote the book on this virus. As Virology Journal said, "Greger’s superb story-telling ability makes every page of the book interesting and fascinating for both specialist and layperson."

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