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CTV Winnipeg: ‘A big concern for us’: Virologist on danger of avian flu outbreak coming to Canadian cattle

May 7, 2024 — 

A Canadian virologist says an avian flu outbreak decimating wildlife in the United States should give us pause on this side of the border.

“This is a big concern for us. We always think about these emerging diseases predominately in terms of human health and direct human impact from infections,” said Jason Kindrachuk, associate professor and Canada research chair in the department of medical microbiology and infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba.

“The reality is that we have to start thinking about agricultural industries, food security – those issues that also are common with this kind of spread.”

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