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More than 85,000 birds euthanized over avian flu concerns in Quebec

By CTV News   

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Fears over the spread of avian flu prompt measures.

Fears over the spread of avian flu, also known as bird flu, pushed Canadian food authorities to euthanize thousands of birds in Quebec in recent days.

Officials gassed about 75,000 chickens at a farm in Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Que. after the virus was detected one of two barns located at the same farm. Officials opted to euthanize birds in both buildings to keep the virus from spreading.

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