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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Canada OIE report confirmed Fujian H5

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Information received on 12/12/2014 from Dr Martine Dubuc, OIE Delegate for Canada, Chief Food Safety Officer Vice-President, Science Branch, Health Ministry, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Canada
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 30/11/2014
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 01/12/2014
Report date 12/12/2014
Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2014
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (12/12/2014)
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 (BC-2014-NAI-007) Abbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Date of start of the outbreak 08/12/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 17500 200 200
Affected population BC-2014-NAI-007 Chicken broiler breeders.
Outbreak 2 (BC-2014-NAI-006) Abbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Date of start of the outbreak 08/12/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 33000
Affected population BC-2014-NAI-006 Meat turkey.
Outbreak 3 (BC-2014-NAI-008) Abbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Date of start of the outbreak 09/12/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 8800 55 55
Affected population BC-2014-NAI-008 Chicken broiler breeders.
Outbreak 4 (BC-2014-NAI-009) Abbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Date of start of the outbreak 10/12/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 5840
Affected population BC-2014-NAI-009 Chicken broiler breeders.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 65140 255 ** 255
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Four (4) additional outbreaks were confirmed since the previous report. All outbreaks are located in the same small area in the province of British Columbia. Depopulation of all infected premises is underway, with appropriate cleaning and disinfection, under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA National Center for Foreign Animal Disease confirms that the novel H5N2 virus detected in BC contains 5 of 8 gene segments from highly pathogenic Eurasian H5N8 virus including the H5 gene and 3 of 8 segments from typical North American viruses including the N2 gene (wild bird origin).
Control measures
Measures applied
Stamping out
Quarantine
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:03 pm 
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Midnight special tonight on Fujian H5 In Canada (2 miles from US border)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:48 pm 
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Midnight special tonight on Fujian H5 In Canada (2 miles from US border)

Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
H5 Fujian Outbreak
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:51 pm 
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niman wrote:
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Midnight special tonight on Fujian H5 In Canada (2 miles from US border)

Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
H5 Fujian Outbreak
In Fraser Valley

http://www.renseradio.com/listenlive.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:38 am 
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niman wrote:
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Midnight special tonight on Fujian H5 In Canada (2 miles from US border)

Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
H5 Fujian Outbreak
In Fraser Valley

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/spe ... 121214.mp3

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Follow-up report No.2
Report reference: CAN-2014-NAI-001., Reference OIE : 16736, Report Date : 12/12/2014, Country : Canada
Report Summary
Name of sender of the report Dr Martine Dubuc Telephone +1 613 773 5722
Position OIE Delegate for Canada, Chief Food Safety Officer Vice-President,
Science Branch
Fax +1 613 773 5797
Address Floor 3, Room 349
1400 Merivale Road, Tower 2
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9 Ottawa
Email martine.dubuc@inspection.gc.ca
Date submitted to OIE 12/12/2014
Animal type Terrestrial Date of report 12/12/2014
Disease Highly pathogenic avian influenza Date of start of the event 30/11/2014
Causal Agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus Date of pre-confirmation of the
event
01/12/2014
Serotype(s) H5N2 Date of last occurrence 01/2008
Reason Reoccurrence of a listed disease Diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
Country or zone a zone or compartment Clinical signs Yes
Number of reported outbreaks submitted= 9, Draft= 0
Outbreak details
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH
COLUMBIA-other report
- submitted
- Farm Abbotsford 49.052273 -122.30595 30/11/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 28000 7700 7700 20300 0
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-002
Meat turkey farm
Affected barn: 83 days of age toms (70% mortality).
In addition, hens and 2 week old poults on the premises with normal mortality rate.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH
COLUMBIA-other report
- submitted
- Farm Chilliwack 49.171042 -121.95099 30/11/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 12800 700 700 12100 0
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-001
Chicken broiler breeder farm.
The affected barn holds a flock of 24 weeks of age (10% mortality).
An adjacent barn, not affected, contains a flock of 47 weeks of age.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH
COLUMBIA-other report
- submitted
- Farm Abbotsford 49.052273 -122.30595 02/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 27000 22 22 26978 0
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-004
Chicken broiler breeder farm.
Affected barn holds hens and roosters 41 week old (sudden death).
In addition, 7 and 59 week old hens and roosters on the premises with normal mortality rates.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH
COLUMBIA-other report
- submitted
- Farm Abbotsford 49.052273 -122.30595 03/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 14500 250 250 14250 0
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-003
Chicken broiler breeder farm.
Affected barn holds hens and roosters 37 week old (sudden death).
In addition, 2 week old pullets on the premises with normal mortality rate.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH
COLUMBIA-other report
- submitted
- Farm Abbotsford 49.052275 -122.30597 05/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 31000 50 50 30950 0
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-005
Meat turkey farm.
One barn affected 9 week old birds, high mortality. In addition, 4 and 14 week old birds on premises with normal mortality rates.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH COLUMBIA-
(this report - submitted)
- Farm Abbotsford 49.05227 -122.30595 08/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 17500 200 200 ... ...
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-007
Chicken broiler breeders.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH COLUMBIA-
(this report - submitted)
- Farm Abbotsford 49.05227 -122.30595 08/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 33000 ... ... ... ...
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-006
Meat turkey.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH COLUMBIA-
(this report - submitted)
- Farm Abbotsford 49.05227 -122.30595 09/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 8800 55 55 ... ...
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-008
Chicken broiler breeders.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
BRITISH COLUMBIA-
(this report - submitted)
- Farm Abbotsford 49.05227 -122.30595 10/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 5840 ... ... ... ...
Follow-up report No.: 2, Report reference: CAN-2014-NAI-001., OIE Ref: 16736, Report Date: 12/12/2014, Country: Canada
Printed on: Fri Dec 12 18:41:33 CET 2014 Page 2/4Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Affected Population BC-2014-NAI-009
Chicken broiler breeders.
Outbreak summary: Total outbreaks = 9 (Submitted)
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 178440 8977 8977 104578 0
Epidemiology
Epidemiological comments
Four (4) additional outbreaks were confirmed since the previous report. All outbreaks are located in the same small area in the province of British Columbia.
Depopulation of all infected premises is underway, with appropriate cleaning and disinfection, under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
The CFIA National Center for Foreign Animal Disease confirms that the novel H5N2 virus detected in BC contains 5 of 8 gene segments from highly pathogenic Eurasian H5N8 virus including the H5 gene and 3 of 8 segments from typical North American viruses including the N2
gene (wild bird origin).
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
• Unknown or inconclusive
Measures applied
Applied To be applied
• stamping out
• quarantine
• movement control inside the country
• screening
• zoning
• disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
• no planned control measures
Animals treated Vaccination Prohibited
No Yes
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:44 pm 
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Avian flu outbreak that started in Chilliwack crosses U.S. border
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Most of the western half of Chilliwack is in the CFIA's avian influenza restricted zone.— Image Credit: Paul J. Henderson
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by Paul J. Henderson - Chilliwack Times
posted Dec 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Fraser Valley’s outbreak of avian influenza has now crossed the U.S. border and at least one American expert isn’t impressed with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) response.

Biomedical researcher Henry Niman is concerned the highly pathogenic strain will spread throughout North America as wild birds begin winter migration.

No poultry farms in the U.S. were impacted by Wednesday, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported Tuesday that the H5N2 strain found in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and now Langley has been detected in northern pintail ducks in Lynden, Wash., fewer than 15 kilometres from the Fraser Valley cluster.

“The finding in Whatcom County was quickly reported and identified due to increased surveillance for avian influenza in light of the [highly pathogenic] H5N2 avian influenza affecting commercial poultry in British Columbia, Canada,” said a USDA statement issued Dec. 16.

In addition, a highly pathogenic H5N8 strain was found in Washington in three captive falcons that were fed hunter-killed wild birds.

Niman, who is president of Pittsburgh-based Recombinomics, analyzes viral evolution and the spread of disease.

“The wild birds really can’t be controlled, which is why this is a very big deal that could have a serious impact on poultry markets throughout the Americas,” Niman told the Times.

“Poultry farmers throughout North America should be worried.”

Niman says the CFIA is trying to “manage the message” and downplay concerns, releasing information too slowly, something that could have far-reaching consequences.

As of Wednesday morning, the CFIA had reported 10 farms in the Fraser Valley affected by the current outbreak. Approximately 233,800 chickens and turkeys have either died from the illness or been euthanized.

The first farm where avian flu was detected was a broiler breeder with 13,000 birds in Chilliwack, although no other farms in the city have been directly impacted by the outbreak. Eight of the other farms affected are in Abbotsford—three turkey and five broiler breeders.

The latest and the largest is a 53,000 table egg layer farm in Langley.

The CFIA did say Wednesday that the H5N8 was the first time a "Eurasian lineage highly pathogenic H5 virus has caused an outbreak of avian influenza in poultry in North America."

"The appearance of this particular reassortant virus is significant due to its ability to cause high mortality in domestic poultry," a Dec. 17 CFIA statement said.

No H5N2 illness has been reported in humans, but the CFIA said that as a precautionary measure, public health officials are monitoring workers who are exposed to affected poultry.

While the illness is not dangerous to people, and the outbreak is likely to have little or no impact on consumers, the industry is feeling the effects as a three-level disease control zone has been set up in the province. The largest primary control zone covers the entire southern half of the province from Highway 16 south. Then there is a restricted zone from that encompassing an area between three and 10 kilometres away from infected farms. Chilliwack residents may have seen signs identifying this zone on the eastern side of Vedder Road closer to the Vedder River. The highest restrictions are in the “infected” zone, the area within three kilometres from any known infected premises, which in Chilliwack means most of Greendale and Yarrow.

The CFIA did not respond to a request to comment on Niman’s suggestion they have under-reacted to the current outbreak.

“All of this will come out eventually and pretending it isn’t as big as it is doesn’t solve the problem,” Niman said. “Most of the spread will likely be through independent introductions by wild birds, which is very hard to control.”

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/286246111.html

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:29 am 
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B.C. avian influenza virus related to lethal strain in Asia
19 December, 2014
Scientists at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) have confirmed that the virus detected in BC poultry is highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2. This virus contains gene segments from the highly pathogenic Eurasian H5N8 virus, including the H5 gene, and segments from typical North American viruses, including the N2 gene. This is the first time a Eurasian lineage highly pathogenic H5 virus has caused an outbreak of avian influenza in poultry in North America. The appearance of this particular reassortant virus is significant due to its ability to cause high mortality in domestic poultry. Wild bird testing conducted to date has not yet detected this strain in Canada. Further studies to evaluate the risk to wild birds are being undertaken.
The virus has now infected 11 sites in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley. The latest, a chicken farm in Langley.

http://www.poultrymed.com/Poultrymed/Te ... &IID=22293

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