Scientists warn US bird flu outbreak ‘wiping out everything in numbers we’ve never seen before’

An outbreak of bird flu spreading across the US is “wiping out everything in numbers we’ve never seen before”, scientists have warned.

The country has suffered before from the H5N8 strain, which saw 50 million poultry birds culled in 2015.

But the more contagious H5N1 strain is causing different problems, as it spreads through the wild bird population.

Between late 2021
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