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Avian flu found in 3 more Alberta communities: CFIA | Nation World News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says bird flu has been found in three more communities in Alberta.

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The agency says the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian flu was confirmed on Sunday in a small swarm in the County of Two Hills.

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Urban poultry owners take precautions amid unprecedented spread of avian flu

It was also confirmed in Wainwright and Lethbridge counties.

Bird flu was first detected in Alberta poultry flocks last month.


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Calgary urban poultry owners take precautions amid unprecedented spread of avian flu


Calgary urban poultry owners take precautions amid unprecedented spread of avian flu

The agency has said that avian influenza is not a significant public health concern for healthy people who are not in regular contact with infected birds.

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It has also said that the cases serve as a strong reminder that avian influenza is spreading around the world and that anyone with farm animals should practice good biosecurity habits to protect poultry and prevent disease. should do.

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The most recent bird flu outbreak began in Europe last year and has since spread to the United States and Canada, ravaging some commercial farms with its high mortality rate.

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