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7 January 2022 / Times of Israel

Bird flu outbreak in northern Israel ebbs; no humans harmed, officials say

Hula Lake Reserve, Israel

An outbreak of avian flu that has killed vast numbers of domestic and wildfowl in recent weeks in northern Israel has likely reached its peak and began to abate over the past week, officials said Friday. In the Hula Lake Reserve, some 5,000 cranes died of the disease. The grim job of collecting crane carcasses from the lake by the ministry’s staff and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority was expected to end on Monday, the report said.

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