Bird Flu Strain Identified in Canada

December 5, 2014 2:30 AM

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The bird flu virus that has killed thousands of birds on two farms in British Columbia in Canada has been identified as H5N2 strain, officials said on Thursday.

John Spika, of the Public Health Agency of Canada, said although the strain found in British Columbia is highly pathogenic, it does not necessarily mean it poses more risk to humans than previous viruses found in Canada.

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