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Canada finds bird flu in wild ducks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    OTTAWA - Canada has discovered a strain of H5 avian flu in 33 wild migratory ducks but it is unlikely to be the killer H5N1 strain which has spread from Southeast Asia to Europe, a top health official said Monday.

    Jim Clark of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said a recent survey of 4,800 healthy wild birds had found the H5 virus in 28 ducks in the eastern province of Quebec and five in the central province of Manitoba.

    “These findings do not indicate that we are dealing with a virus strain capable of causing significant illness,” Clark told a news conference. “The evidence we have observed strongly indicates that these healthy birds were not infected with the same virus that is currently present in Asia.”
  2. Northwoods

    Northwoods Monkey+++

    yup they have found it in geese on prince edward island also
  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Keep us updated North woods, Please.
  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Posting for updates, as they come in, especially since we live in a migratory bird route.
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