The strains are fatal to chickens and turkeys.
The strains are similar to strains found in Asia, Europe and Africa.
The strains have not been seen previously in the wild.
The strains a variety of low-pathogenic avian influenza.
The strains pose a serious risk to humans.
It creates opportunities for the rapid test to be refined.
Rapid tests can detect all strains of avian influenza.
Correctly identifying the subtype of a strain is not as important as confirming the existence of the strain itself.
Avian influenza poses a serious risk to the United States.
Early detection can reduce the number of bird deaths.
Can decimate the population quickly.
Only affect edible birds, like chicken and turkey .
Cause minor illnesses in wild birds, but are fatal to domestic chickens and turkeys.
Exist in the wild but do not cause major illness.
Have mutated into fatal strains in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Low risk strains can spontaneously mutate into strains harmful to birds in the human food chain.
Highly infectious strains can damage the human food supply.
Strains that produce few or no symptoms in birds can produce serious illness in humans.
Avian influenza can cause serious population losses in endangered bird species.
Avian influenza will destroy wild bird populations in conservation areas.
The quality of being a pathogen.
The ability to detect pathogens.
Capable of causing disease.
The origin of the viral strain.
The authenticity of the viral strain