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Investigators puzzled by large numbers of sick, dead crows in Charlottetown

By CBC News   

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Scientists rule out avian influenza, suspect a type of reovirus.

A team at the Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I. is working to identify why large numbers of crows in Charlottetown are being found sick or dead in the Victoria Park area.

Scientists with the college estimate about 200 birds have been brought in over the past several weeks, either to AVC’s wildlife clinic or to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative’s pathology and microbiology lab for the Atlantic region, also located on AVC’s campus.

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