Avian flu has been found in seals that died a ‘mass mortality event’ in the Caspian Sea. Now scientists are investigating whether it is the first transmission of the virus between mammals in the wild
February 1, 2023 1:48 pm(UpdatedFebruary 2, 2023 2:24 pm)
Scientists are investigating the possibility thatbird fluhas been transmitted between mammals in the wild for the first time – fuelling fears it could lead to the next pandemic in humans.
In what is being described as a “mass mortality event”, more than 700 seals were found dead in December in the Caspian Sea, near to where the highly contagious H5N1 variant of avian flu was found in wild…
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