Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Avian Pox Bird Disease

Garden bird disease as been spreading in the UK, initially reports of Avian Pox were restricted to Surrey, Sussex and Kent. It is now spreading north. The reporter states that the virus can prevent the great tits from feeding and flying and this makes them vulnerable to predators. [1] In the USA, they have also been studying West Nile Virus.

Also keep in mind that the UK government have chosen to cull England's Badgers.

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14380813

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