May 25Liked by Siguna Mueller, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Cattle exposed to open water sources frequented by migratory waterfowl are likely to ingest water contaminated with H5N1 virus and genomic nucleic acid. Which will yield false positives. Note lack of USDA documentation of either cattle to cattle transmission or human to human transmission. At this point i have seen no H5N1 epidemic evidence in any non avian species.

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Thank you for amplifying those legitimate concerns! With animals involved, it seems many of the known issues from the pandemic get further amplified. After all, asymptomatic infections in animals, based on testing alone, seems even less informative than for humans.

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May 13Liked by Siguna Mueller, Ph.D., Ph.D.

congratulations Siguna on the preprint

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