Canada bird flu virus in Ontario similar to U.S. strain

April 8, 2015 8:46 PM

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The bird flu virus confirmed this week in the Canadian province of Ontario is the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain, similar to one spreading across the United States, a government agency said on Wednesday.

The strain discovered on a Woodstock, Ontario, turkey farm is the same subtype as one detected in the western province of British Columbia in December and that has spread across U.S. states in recent months, said Paul Mayers, vice president of policy and programs at the Canadian Food Inspection Agen...

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