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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Nine Farms Affected by Avian Influenza in British Columbia
December 13, 2014 by Linda Larsen Leave a Comment
A total of nine farms have now been affected by avian influenza H5N2 in British Columbia, Canada, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The Fraser Valley farms are close to the farm where the outbreak began. This particular strain of the bird flu virus is highly pathogenic and very contagious.
FPBChickenfarmThe province of British Columbia has notified the CFIA of another farm where the illness is suspected; this outbreak was confirmed and is the ninth infected farm. The government is tracing movement in and out of these sites. Birds have been humanely euthanized on four farms, and depopulation activities began this week on the fifth farm. Almost 200,000 birds have been euthanized.
The CFIA is urging poultry farmers to take an “active role” in protecting their flocks by using strict biosecurity measures on their property. Eight countries have placed import restrictions on British Columbia poultry and poultry products, including United States, Mexico, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
The flu only affects people who are in close contact with live poultry. Raw poultry products are not a health risk to human beings as long as they are properly handled and thoroughly cooked to at least 165°F as measured by a food thermometer. When preparing raw poultry, always avoid cross-contamination and clean all areas that come into contact with the raw meat with a mild bleach solution.

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@News1130radio: News1130 learns another poultry farm has tested positive for the #avianflu in the Fraser Valley. This time in Matsqui.

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@News1130radio: News1130 learns another poultry farm has tested positive for the #avianflu in the Fraser Valley. This time in Matsqui.

Although the above tweet cites Matsqui the restriction zones are unchanged

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This image is a map showing the infected and restricted zones inside the Primary Control Zone. There are two restricted zones of approximately 10 km located between Langley in the west and Chilliwack in the east. Inside each restricted zone is an infected zone of approximately 3 km.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:03 pm 
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Tanya Fletcher ‏@TanyaNews1130 Dec 12
THIS JUST IN: #AvianFlu has been detected at another Fraser Valley farm. A poultry farm in Matsqui has tested positive. @News1130Radio

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:16 pm 
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Support Fraser Valley poultry farms during avian flu outbreak: minister
Hayley Cooper December 13, 2014 4:08 pm

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – BC’s agriculture minister is encouraging people to support Fraser Valley poultry farmers.

Norm Letnick is making the plea as a ninth farm has tested positive for avian flu.

“I just want to encourage everyone out there to continue to buy their turkeys and chickens for Christmas as they normally would but, of course, make sure they handle the meat as appropriate and cook it to the right temperature.”

As far as the outbreak is concerned, he says it’s all about perspective.

“The best news, I would say, compared to 2004 we’re dealing with approximately 200,000 birds compared to approximately 17-million birds in 2004. While it will have a very severe impact on an individual farmer, on the grand scale from a provincial perspective it really is small compared to where were were in 2004.”

He says he’s been receiving daily briefings since the first two farms were identified on December 1st. “As soon as the outbreak came up, I had a good discussion with leaders in the industry. We agreed the best thing to do would be to set up a file immediately on the Agri-Recovery Plan so we can get that moving as fast as we can with our federal partners.”

Eight countries have placed restrictions on BC poultry products.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:37 pm 
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Published Date: 2014-12-14 10:18:22
Subject: PRO/SOAS> Avian influenza (22): Canada (British Columbia), H5N2 susp. poultry
Archive Number: 20141214.3031637
AVIAN INFLUENZA (22): CANADA (BRITISH COLUMBIA), H5N2 SUSPECTED, POULTRY
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Date: Fri 12 Dec 2014
Source: The Province, Canadian Press (CP) report [edited]
http://www.theprovince.com/health/Anoth ... story.html


Federal officials say avian influenza has been detected in a 9th poultry barn in British Columbia's [BC's] Fraser Valley.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the virus was confirmed on Thursday [11 Dec 2014] at an Abbotsford farm, and it affects about 7000 chickens.

That means some 180 800 chickens and turkeys are now either dead or set to be euthanized.

The outbreak began last week [week of 1-7 Dec 2014], when poultry at 2 farms in the Fraser Valley tested positive for the H5N2 strain of the disease.

Earlier this week [week of 8-14 Dec 2014], the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a control zone covering the southern half of BC, where restrictions have been placed on the movement of poultry.

8 countries have placed restrictions on BC poultry and poultry products. On Wednesday [10 Dec 2014] Singapore joined the list of the United States, Mexico, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.

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[Outbreak of HPAI H5N2 continues in Fraser Valley, British Columbia province, Canada. Though the virus type or subtype for this recent outbreak has not been mentioned in the news report above, it is likely that HPAI H5N2 virus is the cause. The good news is that so far the outbreaks have not spread beyond Fraser Valley. While declaration of a control zone with restrictions on poultry movement has been instigated, it is still important to explore how the virus is circulating within the poultry in different farms in the affected area. 2 of the farm outbreaks had occurred after they received chickens from a previously infected facility. The incubation period of avian influenza in poultry is generally 3-5 days, but may be longer; the maximum incubation period is 21 days. - Mod.SN]

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/264.]
See Also
Avian influenza (21): Canada (British Columbia) H5N2 susp, poultry 20141212.3027360
Avian influenza (20): Viet Nam (Tra Vinh) HPAI H5N1, poultry 20141211.3022599
Avian influenza (19): Canada (British Columbia) H5N2, poultry culled, trade bans 20141209.3017580
Avian influenza (18): Canada (British Columbia) H5, poultry 20141207.3016487
Avian influenza (17): Canada (British Columbia) HPAI H5N2, poultry 20141205.3012742
Avian influenza (16): Canada (British Columbia) H5, poultry 20141203.3007440
Avian influenza (15): Netherlands (South Holland) HPAI H5N8 conf, poultry 20141202.3004871
Avian influenza (14): Netherlands (South Holland) poultry, H5 20141201.3001133
Avian influenza (13): Japan (Tottori) HPAI H5N8, duck 20141127.2994687
Avian influenza (12): India (Kerala) H5N?, duck, OIE 20141127.2991143
Avian influenza (11): H5N8, FAO/OIE, alert 20141125.2987694
Avian influenza (10): India (Kerala) ducks, RFI 20141124.2986027
Avian influenza (09): Europe, H5N8, migratory bird source suspected 20141124.2978591
Avian influenza (08): Germany (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) HPAI H5N8, wild bird 20141123.2982723
Avian Influenza (07): Netherlands, HPAI H5N8, poultry 20141122.2979567
Avian influenza (06): UK (England) HPAI H5N8, duck 20141120.2974333
Avian influenza (05): Japan (Shimane) HPAI H5N8, wild bird 20141120.2966055
Avian influenza (04): Netherlands, UK, HPAI H5N8, poultry 20141118.2961415
Avian influenza (02): Viet Nam (Quang Tri, Quang Ngai) poultry, H5N6 20140910.2753374
Avian influenza (01): China (Heilongjiang) poultry, H5N6 20140902.2742492
Avian influenza, human (02): China (Xinjiang Uygur) H7N9, WHO 20140908.2753307
Avian influenza, human (01): China, H7N9, exposure to live poultry 20140819.2703747

For additional background information on Avian Influenza, the following ProMED-mail posts can be found at http://www.promedmail.org:

Avian influenza (105): Viet Nam (VL,TV), HPAI H5, poultry, OIE
Avian influenza (104): Canada (BC) HPAI H5N2, poultry, update, OIE
Avian influenza (103): Viet Nam (TV) HPAI H5N1
Avian influenza, human (123): Egypt (SJ) H5N1, child
Avian influenza (102): Canada (BC) HPAI H5N2, poultry
Avian influenza (101): Canada (BC) H5, poultry, RFI, OIE
Avian influenza (100): Netherlands, HPAI H5, migratory birds, RFI
Avian influenza (99): Netherlands (ZH) HPAI H5N8 conf, poultry
Avian influenza (98): Netherlands (ZH) H5, poultry
Avian influenza (97): HPAI H5N8, Germany, prevention, Japan, wild bird
Avian influenza (96): India (KL) H5N1, ducks, OIE
Avian influenza (95): India (KL) poultry HPAI H5, RFI
Avian influenza (94): Netherlands (OV) HPAI H5N8, update, alert, OIE, FAO
Avian influenza (93): Germany, HPAI H5N8, migratory birds
Avian influenza (92): Netherlands (OV) HPAI H5N8, spread, RFI
Avian influenza (91): Netherlands (SH), UK (ENG) update, HPAI H5N8, RFI
Avian influenza (90): UK (England) domestic duck, HPAI H5N8, control
Avian influenza (88): UK (England) domestic duck, H5, HPAI
Avian influenza (89): UK (England) domestic duck, HPAI H5, OIE
Avian influenza (87): Netherlands (UT) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE
Avian influenza (86): UK (England) domestic duck, H5, RFI
Avian influenza (85): Netherlands (UT) poultry, HPAI H5N8
Avian influenza (83): Germany (MV) poultry, HPAI H5N8, migratory birds
Avian influenza (82): Japan (SM) HPAI H5N8, wild bird, OIE
Avian influenza (81): Germany (MV) poultry, HPAI H5N8, genotype
Avian influenza (80): Germany (MV) poultry, HPAI H5N8
Avian influenza (79): Germany (MV), poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE
Avian influenza (78): China, poultry, HPAI H5N3, H5N8, H5N1, OIE
Avian influenza (77): Germany (NW), poultry, LPAI H5N2, OIE
and earlier posts in archives
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