Avian flu: a second farm in the Quebec region affected

A second turkey farm in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, in the Quebec region, is affected by avian flu.

Avian flu: a second farm in the Quebec region affected

A second turkey farm in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, in the Quebec region, is affected by avian flu.

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A first confirmed case was detected on a farm in the same municipality on June 28. The site was immediately quarantined, but despite the security measures put in place, the virus spread to another farm.

“We know that the virus is currently very virulent. The second infected farm is 800 meters from the first, so it is very close, ”explains the president of the Poultry Breeders of Quebec, Pierre-Luc Leblanc.

It is a blow for the breeders of the region, who are very worried.

“Moral is definitely affected. Seeing their sick birds is already a problem, in addition to suffering significant financial losses. They are valuable people and to see what is happening it saddens them greatly, ”said Mr. Leblanc.

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