Canadian Poultry Magazine

Avian flu has jumped to small mammals

By The Telegraph   

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Why experts fear humans could be next.

Early last autumn, dead seagulls and gannets began to wash up on the coast of Galicia, northwestern Spain.

They were victims of the ongoing H5N1 bird flu pandemic that has killed millions of wild and farmed birds across the globe.

Then in October, something unusual happened. At a fur farm just a few miles inland from the coast, thousands of mink started to die from the same “avian” virus.


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