https://flic.kr/p/gxyKQ | Raven | In deference to an ancient legend, a number of ravens are fed at the Tower at government expense; so long as the ravens remain at the Tower (which is ensured by trimming the flight feathers of the ravens), Britain is safe from invasion. Legend also says that should the ravens leave the Tower of London, the White Tower will crumble and the Monarch will fall, thus, the ravens are the palladium of the realm. The names of the eight ravens currently in the tower…

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Information on Avian Influenza

Avian influenza refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses

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Information on Avian Influenza

from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information on Avian Influenza

Most human infections with avian influenza A viruses have occurred following direct or close contact with infected poultry.

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These cross-stitches make deadly diseases look like the cutest little things

Alicia Watkins has created these pretty cool and educational cross-stitched microbes and germs using cross stitch cloth, a needle, 3 inch wood hoop and DMC embroidery thread.

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