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Bird flu confirmed on River Avon as swan death toll hits 9

BIRD flu is back on the River Avon and has already killed nine swans and a Canada goose.

It’s exactly one year since the deadly virus last struck claiming the lives of 50 swans.

The first reports of dead birds on the River Avon emerged a month ago. At the time, three carcasses were examined by Defra and it has since confirmed to Cyril Bennis – Stratford’s swan carer – the cause of death as bird flu.

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