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Unprecedented winter outbreaks of avian flu rattle Quebec poultry farmers

By Montreal Gazette   

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More than 38,000 birds were slaughtered at eight Quebec farms since Jan. 31.

An unprecedented winter outbreak of the highly contagious avian flu at several duck farms in the Montérégie region has the province’s poultry farmers on high alert.

More than 38,000 birds had to be slaughtered at eight Quebec farms since Jan. 31 after the deadly H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was discovered.

Some of the farms are linked to the same producer, but not all of them, authorities said.


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