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An alarming rise in cat deaths in Cyprus and Poland has sparked concern among health experts. A potent strain of feline coronavirus is suspected in Cyprus, while avian flu is affecting cats in Poland. The situation has instigated studies into potential risks to human health.
Bird flu: UK is seeing its largest ever outbreak – which may prove particularly deadly for wild birds5 min read
With a greater number of wild birds infected, this latest bird flu outbreak is likely to mean that there have been more opportunities for infected or contaminated wild birds to come into contact with poultry.
The avian flu outbreak serves as another reminder of how connected we are to nature, and how our interactions with the natural world have huge consequences on us all.
The views of experts and health professionals on a confirmed case of avian influenza (H5N1) in a person in the South West of England, which the UK Health Security Agency says there is so far no evidence of spread of the infection.