Sunday, April 17, 2022

Birds continue to drop deadly avian flu

Migrating ducks and geese continue to bomb Canada with deadly highly-pathogenic avian influenza.

The count now is 11 flocks in Ontario, six in Alberta, one in British Columbia. two in Quebec, two in Nova Scotia and one in Newfoundland.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ordered those flocks destroyed, has set up 10-kilometre quarantine zones around each outbreak and will require flock owners to undertake challenging cleanups and disinfections.

The disease has also spread across the United States, taking out a number of turkey flocks in the country’s central-northern corridor.