Hundreds of birds die at St. John’s exhibition farm in avian flu tragedy
By CBC NewsNews Disease watch
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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