Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah
Caption: This is a helmeted guineafowl. A Turkish biologist at the University of Utah questions Turkey's use of the birds to control ticks that spread Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, contending the birds instead may help spread the disease.
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