H5N1 bird flu started in China in 2003 and spread to Eurasia and also through Africa three years later. It’s still prevailing even now and this week the victims are egyptians. Now H7N9 another strain of bird flu, has started in China and the signs are that it might soon spread very fast all across the continent just like H5N1.H5N1 is swapping genes with other flu strains and migrating still further with its duck carriers. In December hybrid progeny of H5N1 spread over UK, and also in North America. This week these strains are spreading fast and reached turkey farms in Missouri The viruses carry the H5 surface protein that makes them fatal to poultry.