Australia, Canada and the United States stand a “very high” risk of seeing the current H5N1 bird flu pandemic spread to their shores, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) warned.
The reason is simple: Migration of Birds.
Vallat said that detailed analyses of the widening area hit by the disease showed a “pessimistic” outlook for Australia, Canada and the United States.
Northern Australia, he predicted, would likely see infection brought in via Indonesia. The other two countries would also possibly see the disease arriving from the north.
The main vector for the spread of H5N1 appears to be through migrating birds