'Falling from the sky in distress': the deadly bird flu outbreak sweeping the world – podcast | Science - petsitterbank

‘Falling from the sky in distress’: the deadly bird flu outbreak sweeping the world – podcast | Science

The H5N1 strain of avian influenza is sweeping across the world, killing millions of birds. In the UK, it’s causing disastrous losses of seabirds – populations that were already being hit by a number of threats, including habitat loss, overfishing and global heating. Biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston tells Madeleine Finlay about how the virus made it into wild birds, why it’s having such a devastating impact, and the long-term impact bird flu could have on some of our most vulnerable species

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