[Tweeters] RE: bird flu and backyard bird feeders

Jason Rogers hawkowl at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 13 19:23:29 PST 2006


Richard,

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: pathogens mutate.

Poultry and waterfowl were once considered the only hosts of Mycoplasma 
gallisepticum until it mutated and began infecting wild songbirds.  So 
unless you have a plan to keep all waterfowl migrating between here and East 
Asia separate from all of our feeder-going birds, I'd give this a little 
more thought.

_     Regards,
( '<  Jason Rogers
/ ) ) Banff, AB
//" " hawkowl at hotmail.com




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