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Avian Bacterium More Dangerous Than Believed

It turns out that Bordetella hinzii (B. hinzii), a bacterium found in poultry with respiratory disease and once believed to be nonpathogenic in poultry, can actually cause disease.

"This study showed for the first time that some strains of B. hinzii can cause disease in turkeys." This was not the case in chickens however. I'm wondering how this can be the case in turkey's but not chickens? Can anyone tell me what might allow this bacterium to cause disease in one type of poultry but not the other?
 
 

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