Tag: H5N1

November 2, 2022

Why is the current bird flu so deadly?

What’s making the latest strain of bird flu so deadly? Avian influenza used to mostly affect poultry, and while it continues to decimate poultry populations around the world, the latest...

September 15, 2022

Bird flu kills Florida dolphin

A bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was found dead in Florida due to bird flu. It’s the first cetacean found with highly pathogenic avian influenza in the United States and one...

July 11, 2022

Avian flu responsible for seal deaths in Maine

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say avian flu is responsible for an unusually high number of seal deaths along the coast of Maine. The USDA’s Animal and...

June 30, 2022

Avian flu takes surprising toll in the wild

Avian influenza has led to the deaths of tens of millions of chickens and turkeys in the U.S., but for wildlife biologists, the flu’s impacts on wild bird populations are...

June 8, 2022

Avian flu’s spread through wild birds concerns researchers

Scientists are concerned by how much a highly infectious strain of avian flu has struck birds in the wild. While the deadly H5N1 strain has infected millions of birds in...

May 13, 2022

Foxes killed by avian flu

Wildlife officials say highly pathogenic avian influenza has killed wild foxes in Michigan, Minnesota and Ontario—the first known cases of the virus in wild mammals in North America. On Thursday,...

January 27, 2022

JWM: Avian flu poses a growing risk for wild birds

Within days of being published, Andrew Ramey’s paper on avian influenza would seem prophetic. “Highly pathogenic avian influenza is an emerging disease threat to wild birds in North America,” the...