An ongoing outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu has now killed more birds than any past flare-up in U.S. history. AdvertisementPelicans suspected to have died from highly pathogenic avian influenza are seen on a beach in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 24. CARLOS MANDUJANO/AFP via Getty ImagesThe migration of infected wild birds has been a major cause of the spread. Over the summer, avian flu also spread among seals in Maine, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration believed contributed to an unusually high number of seal deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the risk “to the general public” from the bird flu outbreak is low.
Source: Huffington Post November 27, 2022 00:14 UTC