Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with his national security adviser and other experts to discuss efforts to contain the outbreak and prevent it from spreading to people. Bennett’s office said no cases of human-to-human transmission have been reported so far.
Israeli media reported that children who visited the reserve may have touched a sick crane and thus contributed to the spread of the flu.
Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg wrote on Twitter: “This is the heaviest blow to wildlife in the history of our country,” Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg wrote on Twitter as rangers clad in quality costumes. Dangerous data collection crane carcasses from lakes in Hula Nature Reserve and remote marshes.
Hundreds of thousands of chickens have been culled, she said.
Authorities are looking to relax import quotas and bring in eggs from abroad to address a shortage of eggs caused by destruction.