Outbreak of bird flu recorded in Israel

(ORDO NEWS) — In the northern part of Israel, experts recorded an outbreak of bird flu, which caused the death of over two thousand wild cranes that lived in the reserve. This is an incredibly high rate when it comes to seasonal flu.

Ohad Hatzof, who is a spokesman for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, said that in addition to the deaths of two thousand, about 10 thousand more may be infected at the moment.

Israel is confronted with the avian influenza virus every year, but this time the mortality of birds is significantly higher than before. This was told by Uri Naveh, who holds the position of a senior researcher at this department. He described the number of dead birds as “exceptional”.

Almost ten thousand wild cranes arrive in the country every year. Many of them stop directly in the Hula Valley, which is a very important point on their migration to hot Africa. According to preliminary estimates of experts, this year there are over 40 thousand birds left in the region.

The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture reported that H5N1 avian influenza was detected in several different populations in the northern part of the country.

In this regard, the sale of eggs from those farms that have suffered as a result of the outbreak of bird flu has been suspended. The Ministry also noted that farmers did not report the appearance of the virus in time, so it spread very quickly.

Avian influenza is a disease that can infect not only birds, but also leopards, pigs, and even in isolated cases, humans. WHO has provided data showing that the H5N1 virus has killed more than 450 people since 2003, mostly from Egypt, Indonesia and Vietnam. Many of them had previous contact with sick birds.

Earlier we wrote that the avian flu virus could cause a new pandemic. Two virologists from China spoke about the threat posed by bird flu. A year ago, seven workers contracted the H5N8 avian influenza virus while doing agricultural work. Virologists say that a new strain of avian influenza could become the next global pandemic.

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