Avian Flu Hits Quebec Hard

Poultry farms in Quebec are grappling with higher-than-expected outbreaks of avian flu as 20 locations in the province are considered actively infected.

Alberta had the next highest number of infected sites with 11, followed by British Columbia with eight. 

More than 7.6-million birds in Canada have either died or been euthanized due to the flu since last year, including 945-thousand in Quebec.

Public health agencies in Canada, the U-S and Europe agree the risk to human health remains low.  

(Canadian Press)

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