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H5N1 spreads to second Newfoundland location

Federal officials confirmed Sunday that H5N1 bird flu killed chickens in a small backyard flock.


January 13, 2022
By CBC News

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A deadly strain of avian influenza has spread to a second location in Newfoundland.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says avian flu has killed chickens at a small, backyard farm on the Avalon Peninsula.

Last week, CBC News reported that Lester’s Farm Chalet in St. John’s is the first operation that lost hundreds of birds to avian flu before Christmas.

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