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Japan Bans Canadian Poultry Because of Bird Flu


Canadian officials say Japan is banning all poultry exports from Canada after bird flu was found in a duck in the western province of British Columbia.

Officials also say Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States are imposing temporary bans on poultry from British Columbia.

The sick duck came from a commercial farm near Vancouver.

Canadian authorities said Monday the duck did not have the same bird flu strain that has killed more than 60 people in Asia since 2003. But they are killing almost 60-thousand ducks on the farm as a precaution.

Also Monday, Romanian officials said British lab tests confirmed four dead chickens in a remote Danube River village had bird flu.

China's agriculture ministry also said Monday that bird flu has been found in chickens, ducks, and geese last week in Inner Mongolia and Hubei province.



Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP.

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