Avian flu detected in wild birds in St. John's


A duck in Bowring Park. Newfound News

Environment Canada has confirmed the presence of avian flu in wild birds in the St. John's area.


The virus has been found in Bowring Park, Quidi Vidi Lake and other areas frequented by flocks of birds.


The public is asked to refrain from feeding, touching or handling wild birds including ducks, pigeons and gulls.


Avian influenza viruses do not usually infect people. Most cases of infection in people are believed to be the result of direct contact with infected species.