Antarctica: Seabirds hit by bird flu for first time
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Antarctica: Seabirds hit by bird flu for first time

British researchers have taken samples from the bodies of Antarctic skuas found dead in South Georgia. Strictly speaking, this region is not located on the large Antarctic continent, but on a large island located in the sea, east of the southern tip of South America.

The HPAI virus was found in these samples, and the researchers hypothesized that it was carried by some birds from South America. However, the latter, so far largely free of bird flu, was hit hard by the latest epidemic two years ago, when tens of millions of poultry were sentenced to slaughter.

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