Bottlenose dolphin dies from HPAI strain in Florida


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A bottlenose dolphin in Florida has died from a highly deadly strain of HPAI.

It is the most recent mammal to die from the virus, according to News Channel 8. University of Florida researchers made the discovery following a necropsy on a dolphin that was found suffering in a canal in 2022. A necropsy showed it had contracted a strain of the virus, and it was found with an inflammed brain and leptomeninges disease.

Testing confirmed the presence of avian flu in the dolphin’s brain and lungs.

This is a developing story.

Story via Kaycee Sloan with News Channel 8

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