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H5 Confirmed On Woodstock Ontario Turkey Farm

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OTTAWA—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says H5 avian influenza has been confirmed on a turkey farm in southern Ontario
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The CFIA says the farm, and a neighbouring farm in the Woodstock area, have been placed under quarantine to control disease spread, and the industry has been notified to adopt enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures.
Further testing by the CFIA is underway to confirm the severity of the illness and to determine the precise subtype and strain of the virus.
The agency says results are expected within days.
Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked.
Avian influenza rarely affects humans that do not have consistent contact with infected birds.
Initial tests for the disease were conducted Sunday at the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, after the turkey farm experienced sudden deaths of birds over several days.
All birds on the infected farm will be humanely euthanized and disposed of.

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REUTERS: Preliminary testing by the province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Monday.

The CFIA said it has placed the farm and a neighboring farm on quarantine to control the disease, adding that the industry sector had been notified to adopt biosecurity practices.

The agency said it was conducting further tests to determine the severity of the disease and the subtype and strain of the virus.

Initial tests for the disease were conducted last week after the farm reported sudden deaths of birds over several days.

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most bird flu viruses do not infect humans or pose a food safety risk when poultry products are properly handled and cooked.

Thousands of turkeys and chickens were killed by avian influenza on two farms in British Columbia, Canada, the CFIA had said last December.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said earlier on Monday that Minnesota, its top turkey-producing state, had found two commercial turkey flocks to be infected with a lethal strain of avian flu.

The CFIA said all birds in the infected zone will be culled.

(Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:24 pm 
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Avian Influenza Confirmed on Farm in Southern Ontario
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 6, 2015) - Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has placed the farm, and a neighbouring farm, under quarantine to control disease spread and the industry sector has been notified to adopt enhanced biosecurity practices. Further testing by the CFIA is underway to confirm pathogenicity and to determine the precise subtype and strain of the virus. Pathogenicity refers to the severity of the illness caused in birds. Results are expected within days.
Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked. Avian influenza rarely affects humans that do not have consistent contact with infected birds. Public health authorities stand ready to take precautionary measures as warranted.
Initial tests for the disease were conducted on April 5 at the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, after the turkey farm experienced sudden deaths of birds over several days.
All birds on the infected premises will be humanely euthanized and disposed of, in accordance with provincial environmental regulations and internationally accepted disease control guidelines. As lead response agency the CFIA will ensure the quarantine of the infected farm, and determine a surrounding surveillance zone for further testing and movement control measures. The CFIA will also lead on required depopulation of birds, while the Province will provide technical support on required carcass disposal. Once all birds have been removed, the CFIA will oversee the cleaning and disinfection of the barns, vehicles, equipment and tools to eliminate any infectious material that may remain.
The Province of Ontario, the CFIA, the owner of the infected birds, and the poultry industry are working closely together to manage the situation. Both levels of government will work with the poultry industry to address issues as they emerge. The Canadian poultry sector currently practices a high level of biosecurity that reduces the risk of disease spread.
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Media Relations
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Susin Micallef
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Food and Rural Affairs
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519-820-6035 (cell)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:12 pm 
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NEWS LOCAL
Avian flu found on turkey farm near Woodstock

By Dan Brown, The London Free Press
Monday, April 6, 2015 9:43:56 EDT PM

Avain flu has been found in the birds on a turkey farm near Woodstock, the federal food watchdog says.

The farm where the H5 avian influenza was discovered has been quarantined, as well as a neighbouring farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said in a release Tuesday evening.

The quarantine came after the turkey farm “experienced sudden deaths of birds over several days.”

“Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked,” the CFIA added.

The agency said the birds on the farm would be “humanely euthanized and disposed of, in accordance with” provincial regulations.

Additional testing is being done to determine how severe the outbreak is and the exact subtype and strain of the virus that is present, according to the statement.

The initial testing was done Sunday at the University of Guelph.

Thousands of turkeys and chickens were killed by avian influenza on two farms in B.C., the CFIA had said last December.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said earlier on Monday that Minnesota, its top turkey-producing state, had found two commercial turkey flocks to be infected with a lethal strain of avian flu.

With files from Reuters

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Avian influenza confirmed on farm in Southern Ontario
OTTAWA, April 6, 2015

Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has placed the farm, and a neighbouring farm, under quarantine to control disease spread and the industry sector has been notified to adopt enhanced biosecurity practices. Further testing by the CFIA is underway to confirm pathogenicity and to determine the precise subtype and strain of the virus. Pathogenicity refers to the severity of the illness caused in birds. Results are expected within days.

Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked. Avian influenza rarely affects humans that do not have consistent contact with infected birds. Public health authorities stand ready to take precautionary measures as warranted.

Initial tests for the disease were conducted on April 5 at the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, after the turkey farm experienced sudden deaths of birds over several days.

All birds on the infected premises will be humanely euthanized and disposed of, in accordance with provincial environmental regulations and internationally accepted disease control guidelines. As lead response agency the CFIA will ensure the quarantine of the infected farm, and determine a surrounding surveillance zone for further testing and movement control measures. The CFIA will also lead on required depopulation of birds, while the Province will provide technical support on required carcass disposal. Once all birds have been removed, the CFIA will oversee the cleaning and disinfection of the barns, vehicles, equipment and tools to eliminate any infectious material that may remain.

The Province of Ontario, the CFIA, the owner of the infected birds, and the poultry industry are working closely together to manage the situation. Both levels of government will work with the poultry industry to address issues as they emerge. The Canadian poultry sector currently practices a high level of biosecurity that reduces the risk of disease spread.

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613-773-6600

Susin Micallef
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
519-826-3145
519-820-6035 (cell)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:22 am 
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Two southern Ontario farms quarantined after avian influenza hits turkey farm
Avian influenza found on Ontario farm

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 5:00 pm

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says H5 avian influenza has been confirmed on a turkey farm in southern Ontario
The CFIA says the farm, and a neighbouring farm in the Woodstock, Ont., area, have been placed under quarantine to control disease spread, and the industry has been notified to adopt enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures.
Further testing by the CFIA is underway to confirm the severity of the illness and to determine the precise subtype and strain of the virus.
The agency says results are expected within days.
Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked.
Avian influenza rarely affects humans that do not have consistent contact with infected birds.
Initial tests for the disease were conducted Sunday at the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, after the turkey farm experienced sudden deaths of birds over several days.
All birds on the infected farm will be humanely euthanized and disposed of.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:13 am 
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Ontario Reports First H5 Avian Flu Outbreak
07 April 2015
CANADA - Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock in the south of Ontario.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has placed the farm, and a neighbouring farm, under quarantine to control disease spread and the industry sector has been notified to adopt enhanced biosecurity practices.
Further testing by the CFIA is underway to confirm pathogenicity and to determine the precise subtype and strain of the virus. Pathogenicity refers to the severity of the illness caused in birds. Results are expected within days.
Avian influenza does not pose a risk to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked. Avian influenza rarely affects humans that do not have consistent contact with infected birds. Public health authorities stand ready to take precautionary measures as warranted.
Initial tests for the disease were conducted on 5 April at the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, after the turkey farm experienced sudden deaths of birds over several days.
All birds on the infected premises will be humanely euthanised and disposed of, in accordance with provincial environmental regulations and internationally accepted disease control guidelines.
As lead response agency, the CFIA will ensure the quarantine of the infected farm, and determine a surrounding surveillance zone for further testing and movement control measures. It will also lead on required depopulation of birds, while the Province will provide technical support on required carcass disposal.
Once all birds have been removed, the Agency will oversee the cleaning and disinfection of the barns, vehicles, equipment and tools to eliminate any infectious material that may remain.
The Province of Ontario, the CFIA, the owner of the infected birds and the poultry industry are working closely together to manage the situation. Both levels of government will work with the poultry industry to address issues as they emerge. The Canadian poultry sector currently practices a high level of biosecurity that reduces the risk of disease spread.

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultryne ... -outbreak/

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