Avian flu ruled out in Denver-area duck deaths | SummitDaily.com

Avian flu ruled out in Denver-area duck deaths

DENVER – Avian flu has been ruled out as the cause of death of about 375 ducks at a Denver-area wastewater treatment plant, officials said Monday.The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District said it is still trying to determine what caused the deaths.Steve Rogowski, the district’s director of operations and maintenance, said the state Division of Wildlife ruled out avian flu as the cause.Rogowski said Metro employees have turned over 84 sick or injured ducks to two rehabilitation centers approved by the state and an unspecified number of ducks have been given to wildlife officials for testing at the state’s veterinary lab in Fort Collins.

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