Scientists Seek Origin of Deadly Disease Plaguing Great Lakes Waterfowl

Nature World: Researchers have developed a new way to track a deadly disease wreaking havoc on the water bird population of the Great Lakes region. Type E botulism is a neuromuscular disease caused when birds ingest infected fish. With 10,000 more waterfowl dying in 2007 from the sickness compared to when it was first reported 50 years ago, ocean engineers from the Florida Atlantic University Institute for Ocean Systems Engineering have teamed up with the US Geological Survey in order to track waterfowl carcasses......

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