WILD BIRDS? POULTRY FARMS? INTERNATIONAL POULTRY TRADE?
WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SPREAD OF BIRD FLU?
The answers to those questions depend vastly on which headline, and story, you believe.
Reading through some of the stories below, you will find that there is now even less consensus than before as to which is the chief method of bird flu spreading from country to country, and spreading around vast territories like Russia, China and Indonesia.
The influence of the international poultry trade and corporate poultry farming conglomerates, as to which method of spread becomes accepted by the mainstream cannot be dismissed.
Poultry is big business, now worth more than a hundred billion dollars a year around the world.
Last year, and earlier this year, when the focus of how bird spreads was centred around the involvement of migratory birds, the poultry trade was kept well out of the spotlight.
That might be about to change.
No Evidence To Implicate Wild Birds In Spread Of Bird Flu
Don't Just Assume Wild Birds Spread Virus, Say Scientists
Thailand Loses $1.2 Billion In Bird Flu Affected Poultry Trade
The Role Wild Birds Play In Spread Bird Flu Is Still Unclear
Experts Claim Wild Birds AND Poultry Spread Bird Flu
Multi-Billion Dollar Trade In Poultry And Wild Birds May Have Spread Bird Flu Around The World