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Shocking! For The Very First Time Polar Bear Dies Of Bird Flu; Know It’s Affects On Human Beings

For the first time, a polar bear perished from avian flu. That is, what effect has climate change had on this virus's spread to the polar regions?

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Feb 5, 2024 02:02 IST
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Polar Bear dies of Bird Flu

Bird Flu has spread to parts of the world where it was previously impossible. A white bear died from an infection. Scientists have begun researching aquatic species to discover whether any are sick with avian flu. Because if this virus does not return to infect people through other animals.

For the first time, a polar bear perished from avian flu. That is, what effect has climate change had on this virus’s spread to the polar regions? This white bear lives in northern Alaska and recently displayed indications of bird flu. It was then revealed that he had died.

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Until now, some strains of H5N1 influenza have infected various creatures. Examples include foxes, otters, minks, sea lions, and seals. In addition, the infection was discovered for the first time in Antarctic seals. However, this instance was initially observed in a polar bear. Bird flu did not spare humans. But no one had thought of the bear.

Bird flu cases have also been reported in animals. This sickness is causing a large number of living beings to die. However, the disease’s symptoms vary depending on the species. If a polar bear in Alaska dies from avian flu, the entire white bear population is at risk. As well as other living things.

How This Virus Have Reached Polar Bear? 

Scientists believe that a migratory bird may have carried this infection to Alaska, where it could have been hunted by a fox or a seal. If the seal or fox was killed and eaten by the bear, or if it passed around his dead body, the possibility of becoming infected rises. The strain of H5N1 influenza found inside the bear is still being studied. It appears that the bear may have eaten the dead body of some creature.

How Does This Virus Evolve

The influenza virus rapidly changes shape. That is, it transforms itself as soon as it enters the bodies of animals of various species. So that the next powerful strain can be developed. For this reason, influenza viruses spread quickly. Let us survive. Continue spreading the virus for a long time.

Bird Flu Effect On Humans

Scientists are constantly exploring marine organisms. To determine which organisms are impacted by avian flu. Humans devour a lot of sea creatures. Because bears eat seabirds. These birds consume fish. Fish and creatures smaller than them. As a result, humans are also at risk. The virus will spread and produce its own new and hazardous variant. Following that, it can infect people.

First published on: Jan 18, 2024 04:16 PM IST

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