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Scientist: releasing invasive birds in Turkey to eat ticks will backfire

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Mongabay.com

Publication Date
2013-02-05

As Turkey raises and releases thousands of non-native helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) to eat ticks that carry the deadly Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, new research suggests guineafowl actually eat few ticks, carry the parasites on their feathers, and further spread the disease.

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http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0204-handley-turkey-invasive.html