A new epidemic has started in the United States, this time in birds, while experts do not yet know how to explain its causes.
As the whole world struggles with Covid 19, another disease is causing many bird species, mainly in North America, to be affected by it and die suddenly. Across the US, people find dead birds on the streets. It all started in April. Ornithologists say the affected birds have swollen eyes and neurological problems that cause them to lose their balance.
“It is not uncommon to see birds with eye problems,” said Jim Monsma, founder and director of a bird welfare center in the US capital. “But my colleagues and I quickly realized that what we were facing was not a normal situation at all. “This is a real epidemic,” he said, adding that the numbers of infected birds were alarming.
We have done all the tests but have not detected any diseases from the ones we know. “We do not know what this epidemic is,” the expert added. The high number of affected birds has greatly alarmed scientists, who acknowledge that there may be a possibility of transmitting the disease to humans.