H5N1 Avian Flu Arrives In Manitoba

H5N1 Avian Flu Arrives

WINNIPEG - A very contagious avian flu that's showing up across North America has arrived in Manitoba.

Natural Resources officials say the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain has been found in snow geese in southwest Manitoba and also a bald eagle near Dauphin.

No provincial poultry stocks have been infected but Manitoba Agriculture is advising owners to take precautions, especially if they have outdoor or free-roaming birds.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it's been an unprecedented year for avian flu around the world.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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