Friday May 13, 2022

Bird feeders are OK but keep wild birds from backyard chickens as avian flu spreads in Ontario: experts

As avian influenza spreads across Ontario, officials are urging people with backyard chickens to pay attention to potential signs of infection in their flocks. They’re also warning people not to feed wild birds by hand and to ensure bird feeders are kept clean to curb potential spread of the flu. Shayan Sharif, a professor at the Ontario Veterinary […]

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM’s wedding plans

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the Omicron variant in a single family that flew to Auckland to attend a wedding. The so-called “red setting” of the country’s pandemic response includes heightened measures such […]

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