Bird flu in the US – level 2

23-02-2022 07:00

In recent months, there were many cases of bird flu in Europe and Asia. Now, it has spread to the US, too.

Health officials found the flu at a turkey farm in Indiana, and some countries have already stopped buying poultry from the state. The flu spread also to Kentucky and Virginia, where farmers tried to stop it. They were afraid that the situation could be as bad as in 2015. That year, bird flu killed 50 million birds in 15 US states.

Migratory birds often spread the disease which causes bird flu, but the flu isn’t very dangerous for them. When the flu gets to domestic birds, it changes and is very dangerous.

Difficult words: poultry (the meat of chickens, turkeys, and other birds), migratory (an animal which travels from one place to another, usually because of weather), domestic (an animal which people keep at home or on a farm).

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