Why does Influenza A infect so many bird species?

 
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Why does Influenza A infect so many bird species?

Raifu
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You know how usually people say a flu just infects a few species of animal? Well, birds comprise many orders of families of genera of species of animals, and pretty much every bird I've checked up on is capable of getting this virus. Why? What birds are immune to it? Do reptiles get it?
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