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In Senegal, pelicans were found to have contagious bird flu

Dead pelicans in a national park in Senegal have been found to have highly contagious avian influenza. It writes Reuters, citing the head of the national parks of the country Bocar Thiam.





We are talking about Djoudj Park. It is located in the delta of the Senegal River in the northern part of the country. The death toll in the park reached 750 pelicans, most of them young.

Tests have shown that the birds were infected with the H5N1 influenza virus. Other birds were not infected.

Earlier, a record outbreak was reported in .


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