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Friday, December 02, 2022

The strange virus that turns pigeons into ‘zombies’ has triggered an alert in the United Kingdom

The strange virus that turns pigeons into 'zombies' has triggered an alert in the United Kingdom

United Kingdom a. Alert activated after detection virus which affects the nervous system in a peculiar way pigeonswhich prevents them from flying. British officials have confirmed that the condition has been recorded in birds of the island of Jersey, already known as ‘zombie’ pigeons.

From the JSPCA animal shelter on Jersey Island, they have confirmed that in recent weeks “there has been an increase in the number of ground pigeons entering shelters, many of which have shown neurological signs such as twitching their necks, snarling or standing. Can’t happen.

In addition, he has explained that on other occasions birds also suffer significant injuries “as a result of not being able to maintain their balance or fly well”. In this sense, he elaborates that the sacrifice of afflicted pigeons is recommended in order to avoid suffering and the spread of the condition, as there is currently no cure. “They usually die within a few days, and whatever survives will continue to release the virus and become a risk to other birds. The virus can survive for a long time. cooler and wetter monthsWhich means clusters of cases are more common at this time of year.”

Officials have asked the population to be very careful in this matter because although the disease is not communicable to humans, it can cause Conjunctivitis who take care of sick birds.

What actually happens?

What happens to them is that after coming in contact with the virus, they become ill with it. paramyxovirus ppmv, hey newcastle disease, a highly contagious infection that attacks the nervous, respiratory or digestive systems. Clinical symptoms include paralysis of wings and legs, twisted neck, dizziness, twitching, diarrhea, and there may even be a partial or complete cessation of egg production.

it is a disease mandatory notification In captive birds, which means that suspected cases must be reported to the authorities.

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