The cause of death has been established in Germany, birds die in large numbers from pneumonia

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — In Germany, birds began to die in droves. Experts have found that the cause of death lies in pneumonia. Symptoms, it is worth noting, are atypical: mainly tits stand in one place, their eyes, beak and feathers are glued together. Unfortunately, I can’t overcome the bird pneumonia.

According to scientists, the disease in birds is provoked by the bacterium Suttonellaornithocola, which is not dangerous for humans and other animals. At the same time, experts are urging citizens not to get too close to sick birds. Scientists also asked not to feed the tits in places of their mass infection, so that healthy individuals do not pick up the disease there.

Most likely, infection occurs by airborne droplets. According to statistics, over 26 thousand birds have died in the last half-month. The bacterium most affects the tits, although there have been cases of infection and other birds. A frightening number of corpses have been reported in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia.

In 1996, the bacterium Suttonellaornithocola triggered the fall of birds in England and Wales. Germany only reached adversity in 2018.

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