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Trained ferrets can smell avian flu in duck poo!

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Trained ferrets can smell avian flu in duck poo!

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Credit: Glen Golden

Article Title: Biodetection of a specific odor signature in mallard feces associated with infection by low pathogenic avian influenza A virus

Funding: This research was supported by the intramural research program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center and cooperative agreement #16-7422-1255-CA. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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