Health

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Sweden battles avian flu outbreaks

2:31 min
  • Bird flu, or avian influenza, has struck the Swedish poultry industry hard this winter.
  • Since November, thousands of turkeys and more than one million chickens have been culled.
  • Malin Grant, an epidemiologist at the National Veterinary Institute, says the virus can be deadly for domestic poultry but the strains currently circulating don't easily infect or spread between people.