Bird flu

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Bird flu outlook is ‘grim’ as new wave of the virus heads for Britain
Warning comes as ornithologists call for the government to step up testing to monitor the impact of the deadly H5N1 strain

Robin McKie Science editor

05, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Public health experts ramp up avian flu surveillance in UK
Risk to humans, though low, is of concern after at least 200 cases of infection in mammals detected worldwide

Hannah Devlin

02, Feb, 2023 @1:15 PM

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‘Pandemic potential’: bird flu outbreaks fuelling chance of human spillover
Experts say record waves of avian influenza have been setting off alarms, with fears virus could adapt to spread among people

Ashifa Kassam

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Tears were rolling down my face’: readers describe ‘heartbreaking’ impact of bird flu
From the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish coast, Guardian readers have witnessed the ravages of the disease on wild species

Phoebe Weston

04, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘The equivalent to our Covid pandemic’: bird flu hasn’t gone away and is still spreading
Wild bird populations have been decimated across the UK and scientists fear there is more to come in 2023

Phoebe Weston

24, Dec, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Death of thousands of wild birds from avian flu is ‘new Silent Spring’
Expert warns impact of H5N1 virus across the world is on a scale akin to the devastation wreaked by the use of DDT pesticides in the 1950s and 1960s

Phoebe Weston

23, Dec, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Fresh turkey prices rise 45% after shortages from bird flu outbreak
Choice of fresh turkey more limited after 1.6m birds died or were culled this year

Zoe Wood

13, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Avian flu has led to the killing of 140m farmed birds since last October
Culls and compensation have cost hundreds of millions of pounds in the US, UK and Europe, with current outbreak predicted to worsen

Sophie Kevany

09, Dec, 2022 @1:54 PM

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UK faces ‘big, big shortages’ of free-range Christmas poultry
Half of free-range turkeys and geese grown for festive period have died or been culled due to bird flu, MPs told

Joanna Partridge

29, Nov, 2022 @6:12 PM

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UK egg shortages to last beyond Christmas, industry warns
Supermarkets are rationing sales as poultry industry grapples with spiralling costs and bird flu

Julia Kollewe

17, Nov, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Tesco may ration eggs as bird flu leads to empty shelves
Supermarket considers joining Asda and Lidl in placing limits on customer purchases if situation gets worse

Helena Horton Environment reporter

16, Nov, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Avian flu set to deal killer blow to turkey farmers at Christmas
Hard-hit producers who have lost tens of thousands of pounds after culling stock now fear they may not be able to continue

Joanna Partridge

12, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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