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Bird flu in Ottawa, Kingston and western Ontario has farmers, wildlife watchers on alert

Ontario poultry operators 'absolutely concerned,' Chicken Farmers of Canada says.


April 6, 2022
By CBC News

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Farmers and wildlife watchers are on guard after some poultry flocks and wild birds — including a Canada goose in Ottawa and a redhead duck in Kingston, Ont. — recently tested positive for a deadly strain of bird flu.

Canada has seen a limited number of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian flu so far this year, said Dr. Shayan Sharif, a professor and associate dean with the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.

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