(By Nunatsiaq News – May 30, 2022) – With cases of avian influenza detected in all 10 provinces, Yukon and parts of the United States, Nunavut residents are warned to be on the lookout for possibly infected birds.
A news release from Nunavut’s Department of Health says bird flu can be highly contagious among domestic and wild birds.
“With the northward spring bird migration, increasing numbers of avian influenza detections in birds may be seen across Canada,” says Health Department spokesperson Chris Puglia, in the release.
The risk of human infection is generally low.
However, with people taking part in spring wild bird and egg harvesting they should be aware of precautions that can prevent its spread, states the release.
An infected bird night show signs including lack of co-ordination, swelling around the head, neck and eyes, diarrhea, or sudden death.
Multiple bird deaths in a single location is also a warning sign of avian influenza.
There is no evidence that avian flu can be spread to humans who eat fully cooked game birds or eggs. Generally when human cases are detected, it’s caused by close, prolonged contact with infected live or dead poultry or environments that have been contaminated.
A health department spokesperson confirmed Monday no avian influenza cases have been reported this year in Nunavut.
To avoid infection, people are advised not to touch sick birds or feed wild birds by hand; while handling birds, wear gloves and wash hands thoroughly afterward; and be sure birds or eggs are cooked well before they’re eaten.
Anyone who sees birds exhibiting any of the symptoms of avian influenza should report it to the local conservation office, states the release.
As well, anyone who feels sick after handling a bird should contact the local health centre.
“Gummies are an incomplete, inefficient, and sugar-laden way to approach a multivitamin. While I certainly think well-designed gummies can be useful for certain complexes, as well as for singular nutrients or botanicals, for a multi, they’re genuinely lacking.”
– Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
More than half of Americans in the representative sample had gained 5% or more body weight during a 10-year period. More than one-third of Americans had gained 10% or more body weight. And nearly one-fifth had gained 20% or more body weight.
Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqey chiefs and many others across the province called for a public inquiry into systemic racism against Indigenous Peoples in New Brunswick’s criminal justice and policing sectors. In December 2020, when asked to support a motion in the legislature calling for a public inquiry, the government refused.
Most public universities founded in the 19th century — especially in what is now Canada, the United States and Aotearoa New Zealand, but also in South Africa and Australia — were large-scale landowners.
Public universities received substantial tracts of expropriated Indigenous territory from their governments that could be leased or sold to generate endowment capital.
The bill, tabled June 30, would amend the Canada Elections Act to allow a ballot to be printed in an Indigenous language “using the appropriate writing systems for that language, including syllabics if applicable,” if an elector requests one or if an electoral district is on Indigenous land.
Money to compensate young people harmed by Canada’s discriminatory child welfare system is expected to begin flowing to First Nations sometime next year, now that the federal government and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) have reached a final settlement agreement.