Thousands of Birds Die at Salton Sea Amid Avian Cholera flare-ups

Authorities state thousands of migrating birds have died at California’s Salton Sea this month from avian cholera.

The California Department of Fish and Game says ducks, gulls and different feathered creatures were discovered dead at the south end of the state’s biggest lake between Jan. 8 and last Thursday.

Testing showed signs of avian cholera, an irresistible bacterial infection. It’s spread through direct contact or from contaminated nourishment or water.

Wildlife authorities state flare-ups happen yearly because of feathered creatures flocking closely together during migration.

The 350-square-mile lake is situated in the desert close to the Mexican border. It’s an ordinary stop for migrating birds.

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