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Bird flu raced through South America. Antarctica could be next

More than 100 million birds breed in the region, and many are likely to be vulnerable to the virus, scientists warned.
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Farne Islands closed until end of summer after avian flu detected

Last year, avian flu killed more than 6,000 birds on the Farne Islands. Guillemots and kittiwakes were impacted the most, with 3,542 and 818 killed by the virus respectively.

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Climate reshapes life for tenacious gannets on Quebec isle

Nothing is easy for the gannets. Not in this age of warming seas, competition with trawlers for fish, pollution, supercharged storms and the onset of avian flu.

In Scotland, a bird flu crisis threatens thousands of seabirds

In Scotland, a bird flu crisis threatens thousands of seabirds

A mutated strain of avian influenza is killing unprecedented numbers of birds on the Shetland Islands, many of which are already under threat.
Bird flu outbreaks: When will we learn our lesson?

Bird flu outbreaks: When will we learn our lesson?

Experts say previous outbreaks should have taught us how to avoid new ones, like the one that’s killing millions of birds right now.
Avian flu spread in the US worries poultry industry​

Avian flu spread in the US worries poultry industry​

Though the risk to humans is low, scientists warn that outbreaks among farmed birds increase the potential for the virus to mutate and pose a threat to humans.
“We don’t know what else is out there.” Five ways new diseases emerge — and what we can do about them
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“We don’t know what else is out there.” Five ways new diseases emerge — and what we can do about them

From forests and farms to our own back yards, there's a lot we can do to reduce future risks of pandemic outbreaks.

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