Avian influenza or bird flu refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses naturally spread among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species.
The definition of avian is avi·an ˈā-vē-ən. : of, relating to, or derived from birds. This is from Latin avis (“bird”) + -ian.
In the UK if avian flu is discovered you have to cull all the birds from the same flock. The definition of cull is to reduce the population of an animal by selective slaughter. Interesting the word cull comes from the Latin verb colligere, meaning “to gather”.
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