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Bird flu: thousands of cranes killed in “worst hit to wildlife” in Israeli history

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Bird flu: thousands of cranes killed in “worst hit to wildlife” in Israeli history

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with his national security adviser and other experts to discuss efforts to contain the outbreak and prevent it from spreading to humans. So far, no human transmission has been reported, Bennett’s office said.

Israeli media reported that children who visited the reserve may have touched an affected crane and thus contributed to the spread of the flu.

“This is the worst blow to wildlife in the country’s history,” Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg tweeted as rangers dressed in hazmat suits scooped up the carcasses of cranes from the lake in the reserve. natural Hula and surrounding marshes.

Hundreds of thousands of chickens have been slaughtered, she said.

Authorities were seeking to relax import quotas and import eggs from overseas to avoid an egg shortage due to slaughter.

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