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19 February 2021 / Radio Sweden / Sveriges Radio

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Sweden battles avian flu outbreaks

Kalmar and Skane Counties, Sweden

Bird flu, or avian influenza, has struck the Swedish poultry industry hard this winter. Since November, thousands of turkeys and more than one million chickens have been culled. Malin Grant, an epidemiologist at the National Veterinary Institute, says the virus can be deadly for domestic poultry but the strains currently circulating don't easily infect or spread between people.

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