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Avian Flu in Antarctica

April 25, 202412:22

This Polar Institute video features esteemed Antarctic experts Dr. Michelle Wille of the University of Melbourne and Dr. Meagan Dewar of the Federation University Australia and SCAR as they explain the severity of the HPAI virus, which has now been confirmed in Antarctica. Join us for an illuminating discussion on the history of avian flu, the discovery of avian flu in wild birds, and the threat the virus poses to the delicate Antarctic ecosystem and the preservation of regional biodiversity.

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