Seasonal migration and viral reassortment

 

Post a Response

In the section about viruses, our textbook discusses how new strains of flu arise via viral reassortment. This is also known as genetic reassortment. Read the Tracking the Spread of Bird Flu article about tracking the spread of bird flu that discusses the impact of reassortment. Next, address the following:

  • Discuss the factors that make Alaskan waters in the summertime an optimal place and time for new strains of influenza to arise by genetic reassortment.
  • What do you think is the most interesting aspect of this situation?

https://news.mit.edu/2017/tracking-spread-bird-flu-alaska-north-america-0317

 

Discussion Requirements

Your primary post must be mostly in your own words and should be at least 125 words. To some extent, the length is a gauge of how much effort you put into the post. To meet the length expectations, be sure to address the topic completely. Flesh it out with detailed explanations or examples as appropriate.