Canadian Poultry Magazine

Cases of avian influenza increasing across Canada

By CTV News   

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Experts call for better monitoring of disease in wild birds.

Cases of avian influenza are increasing across Canada, government data shows, but a lack of monitoring of wild birds is underscoring the threat to humans, experts say.

Also known as the bird flu, the subtype H5N1 spreads rapidly in poultry farms due to densely populated coops. However, wild birds are being disproportionately impacted by the virus.

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