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Migratory Birds Can Spread Avian Flu to Chickens

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Migratory Birds Can Spread Avian Flu to Chickens

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Migratory Birds Can Spread Avian Flu to Chickens

Migratory Birds Can Spread Avian Flu to Chickens

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Studies show wild migratory birds can spread so-called bird flu. The wild birds don't get sick from the virus, but can transmit the illness to chickens, where it can spread quickly in markets and farms. NPR's John Nielsen reports.