Source Pravda.Ru

H5N1 avian flu viruses found in Manitoba, but not Asian form of virus

Two wild ducks in Manitoba have tested positive for H5N1 avian flu viruses, but not the form of the virus circulating in Southeast Asia that has been blamed for more than 60 deaths, Canadian officials announced Saturday.

"Canadians can rest assured that we have not detected the Asian strain of &to=' target=_blank>avian influenza of animal or human health concern," Dr. Brian Evans, Canada's chief veterinary officer said in announcing the findings.