Canadian Poultry Magazine

Hundreds of birds die at St. John’s exhibition farm in avian flu tragedy

By CBC News   

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Highly pathogenic avian flu identified in N.L. has been known to cause severe human illness and death.

A St. John’s exhibition farm is under quarantine after being hit hard by a type of avian influenza that is deadly to birds and has been known to harm humans.

According to a report filed with the the World Organization for Animal Health, a flu strain found on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula killed 360 birds on Lester’s Farm Chalet. The 59 remaining birds on the farm were destroyed to prevent further spread of the virus.

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