Devastating Bird Flu Outbreak Claims the Lives of 220 Flamingos in Argentina

Subscribe to CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter and embark on a cosmic journey filled with intriguing discoveries and scientific advancements. Learn about the latest developments in the universe and beyond. CNN reported that approximately 220 flamingos have been discovered lifeless in the province of Catamarca in northwestern Argentina due to an outbreak of avian influenza, also known as bird flu. This highly contagious and deadly viral disease naturally spreads through wild aquatic birds but can also infect other bird species and even some mammals. The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has made its way to various continents and continues to evolve, causing concern among experts. The outbreak in northwestern Argentina has led to the discovery of positive test results for H5N1 in dead flamingo samples. Although the risk of human infection remains low, experts are closely monitoring the spread of the virus to other mammals. The potential impact on wildlife populations, especially endangered species like James’ flamingo, is substantial. As the virus continues to spread, experts urge people to report any unusual animal deaths to their state wildlife agencies to help track the disease’s movement. Stay informed and stay safe. Don’t miss out on this captivating science journey – sign up now for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter.


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