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Experts warn lethal bird flu pandemic could be ‘100 times worse’ than COVID-19

Experts have issued a warning about a potential bird flu pandemic that could be “100 times worse than COVID,” after the detection of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza in a person from Texas who had contact with infected dairy cows. The spread of bird flu is a serious concern for governments and the poultry industry due to the risk of human transmission and potential devastation it could cause to flocks. Though the number of bird flu outbreaks have been fewer this season, it has spread fas...

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