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Press Release 10-112
Borne on the Wing: Avian Influenza Risk in U.S. Wild Songbirds Mapped

Results are first to track avian influenza virus in passerines

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Photo of a golden-crowned kinglet.

The golden-crowned kinglet is among the top songbirds infected with influenza.

Credit: State of Wisconsin


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Photo of a fox sparrow.

The fox sparrow is one of many songbirds in which influenza was detected in the U.S.

Credit: U.S. National Park Service


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Photo of a northern waterthrush.

Northern waterthrushes are songbird carriers of the influenza virus.

Credit: U.S. National Park Service


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Map of North and Central America showing where wild birds were tested for avian influenza virus.

Sites where wild birds were tested for avian influenza virus in North and Central America.

Credit: Thomas B. Smith


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Map of the U.S. states showing the predicted number of cases of avian influenza in wild birds.

Predicted number of cases of avian influenza in wild birds in the U.S. at the state scale.

Credit: Thomas B. Smith


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