Threat From Migratory Waterfowl
"Detrimental Effects on the Poultry Industry"
Migratory birds are known to carry different strains of the avian flu. There is still a lot of evidence under scrutiny about their role in the spread of the avian flu. Some waterfowl actively migrate between Alaska and Asia providing some evidence of how the virus spreads from continent to continent. This is of particular concern to the poultry industry because the strain of the avian flu is highly virulent in domestic fowl, the eventual impact can be severely detrimental to the poultry industry.
In regards to migratory birds, there is no evidence that links the transmission of the H5N1 strain of the avian flu to humans. But there is strong evidence to show that the avian flu is highly transmittable to other species, thus making the threat of it infecting humans even higher.