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A new kind of bird flu has been detected for the first time in Adelie penguins in Antarctica, though the virus does not seem to make them sick, researchers said Tuesday.The study is the first to report on live avian influenza virus in penguins, though previous research has found evidence of influenza antibodies in penguin blood.All the samples were found to be H11N2 influenza viruses that were highly similar to each other.One well known kind of bird flu is H5N1, which is believed to be carried by migrating ducks.
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