First it was thousands of red-winged blackbirds falling dead from the sky on New Year’s Eve in Arkansas. Then more bird deaths in Louisiana earlier this week. Now all of a sudden we’re getting reports of mass animal deaths all around the globe: more birds in Sweden, fish-kills in Louisiana and the Chesapeake Bay? Are any of these events related?
Scott Wright, Branch Chief of Disease Investigations at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center says, nope. It's all a part of nature-as-usual.