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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Canada : West Nile, avian flu ruled out in Winnipeg bird deaths

Article via CBC News :

Early test results have ruled out several known bird diseases in the deaths of dozens of grackles in Winnipeg's North End last week.

At least 50 of the black birds were found dead near the intersection of King Street and Dufferin Avenue on Wednesday, baffling many people who live and work in the area.
Preliminary test results have eliminated the West Nile virus, avian influenza and Newcastle disease as causes of death, a provincial government spokesperson told CBC News on Monday.
Tests on the deceased birds are still in progress, the spokesperson said."

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