Poultry producers on edge as avian flu sweeps through Alberta farms
By CBC NewsNews Disease watch avian influenza H5N1
Province has 12 active outbreaks, accounting for 340,000 infected birds.
Alberta poultry producers are bracing for more outbreaks of a highly transmissible and deadly variant of avian flu that has already taken a toll on flocks in the province.
The highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1, which is spreading quickly across Canada, has been detected at 18 Alberta poultry operations since the province’s first case was confirmed in Mountain View County on April 6.
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