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27 May 2022 / CBC / Anna Desmarais

Two wild birds test positive for avian flu in a first for the Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

The Yukon is the latest place to be hit with avian flu cases as an outbreak continues to spread across the country. Officials from the department of environment said in a press release Friday that two waterfowl carcasses in southern Yukon tested positive for the H5N1 virus strand. The Yukon government is asking residents to report sightings of sick or dead birds to their TIPP line at 1-800-661-0525.

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