Avian flu confirmed in bald eagle found on P.E.I.
By CBC NewsNews Disease watch
Farmers in the region have been on the alert for avian flu.
A case of avian flu has been confirmed in a bald eagle found on P.E.I.’s North Shore, the province announced Wednesday morning.
The virus is of the subtype H5N1. The province describes it as a very serious bird disease that spreads easily and quickly. It can infect both wild and domestic birds.
This detection follows confirmed findings of the same influenza strain in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.
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