Apr 07, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Eight poultry farms in southwestern Ontario are now under quarantine – and authorities are scrambling to contain an outbreak of a bird flu virus – found on a turkey farm near Woodstock.
The disease was discovered after birds began dying late last week.
So far 75-hundred on the farm have perished.
A Canadian Food Inspection Agency official says the remaining birds – in the flock of 12-thousand – will be euthanized.
Testing should reveal whether this outbreak is caused by the same virus that’s been moving among American poultry operations in a number of states lately.