B.C. wildlife rescue centres say they’re overrun with calls for birds sick with suspected avian flu
By CBC NewsNews Disease watch
Officials with province, federal governments advise people not to handle sick birds.
The provincial and federal governments advise people not to handle sick birds, as wildlife rehabilitation centres say they are seeing increased calls from the public who want to try and help the animals suspected of having avian influenza.
She said her centre, which runs on donations, is unable to keep up with calls, and even people bringing her sick birds such as wild geese and crows they’ve observed in distress, mostly in the Fraser Valley where avian flu has been detected.
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