Wild turkeys can fly, but the plumped-up Chilean farm birds found with the virus cannot.
As if the swine flu craziness hadn’t already yet reached a point of ridiculousness with its media sensationalism and the subsequent explosion of public jitters, scientists have now discovered birds in Chile with the virus, raising concern over the spread of H1N1. So, yes—swine flu can fly.
The discovery of swine flu in birds in Chile raises concerns about the spread of the virus, the UN warns.
Last week the H1N1 virus was found in turkeys on farms in Chile. The UN now says poultry farms elsewhere in the world could also become infected.
Scientists are worried that the virus could theoretically mix with more dangerous strains. It has previously spread from humans to pigs.
However, swine flu remains no more severe than seasonal flu.