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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:22 pm 
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CFIA update indicates H5N1 in eastern Chilliwack backyard farm.

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CFIA confirms presence of H5N1 virus in British Columbia and removal of quarantines from three farms
February 7, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its investigation into an outbreak of avian influenza in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. The CFIA has confirmed the presence of a high pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus on a non-commercial farm in Chilliwack, BC. The infected premises is under quarantine, depopulation of the affected birds has been completed and disposal measures are underway.

This is the first time the H5N1 strain of the virus has been detected during the current avian influenza outbreak in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. The other affected farms in BC were infected by the H5N2 strain.

The H5N1 strain was found in wild birds in Washington State in January 2015.

The CFIA applies the same disease control measures following detections of H5N1 and H5N2 avian influenza viruses.

This new infected premises reminds us that risks for new infections remain a concern. Monitoring and surveillance activities continue to be a very important part of controlling this outbreak. It is important that all bird owners have good biosecurity measures in place to protect their flocks from infection.

Avian influenza viruses do not pose risks to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked.

As part of the ongoing efforts, quarantines for three premises located in Abbotsford, BC have been lifted.

It has been 21 days since the infected premises underwent the required cleaning and disinfection measures; therefore, the premises are now considered to be free of the disease.

It is important to note that the lifting of the quarantines will not change the boundaries within the Primary Control Zone, including the 10 km restricted zone.

Strict surveillance will continue in the area for 90 days after the last cleaning and disinfection is done to the satisfaction of the CFIA. If no additional cases of avian influenza are found within this period, the zone can be considered free of avian influenza.

For more information on avian influenza and measures poultry farmers can take to protect their flocks, please visit the CFIA web site at inspection.gc.ca.

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Avian Influenza – British Columbia
Infected Premises
Last updated: 2015-02-07 – 4:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. PST)

The following table lists commercial infected premises (IP) identified as part of the ongoing avian influenza situation in British Columbia.

Commercial Premises
IP # Location Date confirmed
(yyyy-mm-dd) Poultry type Approximate # of affected birds Date quarantine
removed
(yyyy-mm-dd)
1 Chilliwack, BC 2014-12-01 Broiler Breeders 13,000
2 Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-01 Turkeys 28,000
3 Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-04 Broiler Breeders 14,000 2015-02-07
4 Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-04 Broiler Breeders 25,000
5 Table Note * Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-06 Turkeys 33,000 2015-02-04
6 Table Note * Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-09 Turkeys 33,000 2015-02-07
7 Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-10 Broiler Breeders 19,000
8 Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-10 Broiler Breeders 8,800
9 Abbotsford, BC 2014-12-11 Broiler Breeders 7,000
10 Langley, BC 2014-12-13 Table Egg Layers 53,000
11 Langley, BC 2014-12-17 Broiler Breeders 11,800
Total: 245,600
Table Notes
Table Note *
IP5 and IP6 are located on the same site; however, as they are legally considered separate business entities, they are treated as two separate infected premises.
Return to table note * referrer
The following table lists non-commercial infected premises (IPNC) identified as part of the ongoing avian influenza situation in British Columbia.

Non-commercial Premises
IPNC # Location Date confirmed Poultry type Approximate # of affected birds Date
quarantine
removed
1 Aldergrove, BC 2014-12-19 Ducks/Chickens/Geese/Turkeys 85
2 Chilliwack, BC 2015-02-02 Table Egg Layers 95
Total: 180

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:35 pm 
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Timeline of Events: Notifiable Avian Influenza – British Columbia – 2014/2015
February 7, 2015
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirms the presence of a high pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus on a non-commercial farm in Chilliwack, BC. The infected premises is under quarantine, depopulation of the affected birds has been completed and disposal measures are underway.

The CFIA removes quarantines from premises IP3 and IP6 at the completion of the 21 day waiting period that followed the cleaning and disinfection process under CFIA oversight.

The information table for infected premises is updated.

The CFIA continues to issue permits for the movement of birds and bird products within the 10km restricted zone and the Primary Control Zone as the zones remain in effect.

February 4, 2015
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) removes the quarantine from premises IP5 at the completion of the 21 day waiting period that followed the cleaning and disinfection process under CFIA oversight.

The information table for infected premises is updated.

The CFIA continues to issue permits for the movement of birds and bird products within the 10 km restricted zone and the Primary Control Zone as the zones remain in effect.

February 2, 2015
The province of British Columbia confirms the presence of avian influenza on a non-commercial farm. This new premises is IPNC-2 and is under quarantine.

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Hens near Chilliwack catch H5N1 avian flu
Quarantines end at three H5N2-infected farms in same area

Posted Feb. 7th, 2015 by Dave Bedard
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About 95 layer hens on a “non-commercial” farm near Chilliwack are the Fraser Valley’s latest cases of avian influenza, but not of the same strain seen at 12 other farms in December.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Saturday announced a quarantine on the Chilliwack farm after confirming, effective Feb. 2, that table egg-laying birds at the site are infected with highly-pathogenic (“high-path”) H5N1 avian flu.

The same H5N1 strain was found in wild birds in neighbouring Washington state last month, but this marks the first appearance of the strain in British Columbia during the province’s latest avian flu outbreak, CFIA said in a release.

The new case, CFIA said, “reminds us that risks for new infections remain a concern. Monitoring and surveillance activities continue to be a very important part of controlling this outbreak.”

Given that no other avian flu cases had been found in birds in the province since December, the new case poses a weeks-long setback in federal and provincial efforts to restore B.C.’s status as free of avian flu.

That said, CFIA also announced Saturday it has lifted the quarantines set up at three commercial farms, all in the Abbotsford area. The farms’ birds had been confirmed with H5N2 in December.

The quarantines were officially lifted at a broiler breeder farm and a turkey farm on Saturday, while another turkey farm saw its quarantine lifted Wednesday (Feb. 4).

It’s been 21 days since bird depopulations, cleanings and disinfections were completed at the three farms, which thus are now considered to be free of avian flu, CFIA said.

Zones unchanged

The lifting of the quarantines won’t change the boundaries for the “primary control zone” in the province, nor for the “restricted” zone which runs for up to 10 km out from all infected premises, the agency said.

The primary control zone covers the entire southern half of B.C. south of Highway 16. Movement restrictions in the control zones still apply to poultry products, poultry byproducts and all live captive birds including poultry, fowl and pet birds.

The control zones will stay in place until 90 days after cleaning and disinfection work is done at all infected properties, CFIA said. If no more cases of avian influenza are found in that period, the zone can again be considered avian flu-free.

Cleaning and disinfection work are still underway at the other H5N2-infected properties, a CFIA spokesperson said in a separate email Friday. The agency couldn’t give an estimate on when work will be completed at the remaining sites. – AGCanada.com Network

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:51 pm 
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Hens near Chilliwack catch H5N1 avian flu
Quarantines end at three H5N2-infected farms in same area
By Dave Bedard
Published: February 7, 2015

About 95 layer hens on a “non-commercial” farm near Chilliwack are the Fraser Valley’s latest cases of avian influenza, but not of the same strain seen at 12 other farms in December.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Saturday announced a quarantine on the Chilliwack farm after confirming, effective Feb. 2, that table egg-laying birds at the site are infected with highly-pathogenic (“high-path”) H5N1 avian flu.

The same H5N1 strain was found in wild birds in neighbouring Washington state last month, but this marks the first appearance of the strain in British Columbia during the province’s latest avian flu outbreak, CFIA said in a release.

The new case, CFIA said, “reminds us that risks for new infections remain a concern. Monitoring and surveillance activities continue to be a very important part of controlling this outbreak.”

Given that no other avian flu cases had been found in birds in the province since December, the new case poses a weeks-long setback in federal and provincial efforts to restore B.C.’s status as free of avian flu.

That said, CFIA also announced Saturday it has lifted the quarantines set up at three commercial farms, all in the Abbotsford area. The farms’ birds had been confirmed with H5N2 in December.

The quarantines were officially lifted at a broiler breeder farm and a turkey farm on Saturday, while another turkey farm saw its quarantine lifted Wednesday (Feb. 4).

It’s been 21 days since bird depopulations, cleanings and disinfections were completed at the three farms, which thus are now considered to be free of avian flu, CFIA said.

Zones unchanged

The lifting of the quarantines won’t change the boundaries for the “primary control zone” in the province, nor for the “restricted” zone which runs for up to 10 km out from all infected premises, the agency said.

The primary control zone covers the entire southern half of B.C. south of Highway 16. Movement restrictions in the control zones still apply to poultry products, poultry byproducts and all live captive birds including poultry, fowl and pet birds.

The control zones will stay in place until 90 days after cleaning and disinfection work is done at all infected properties, CFIA said. If no more cases of avian influenza are found in that period, the zone can again be considered avian flu-free.

Cleaning and disinfection work are still underway at the other H5N2-infected properties, a CFIA spokesperson said in a separate email Friday. The agency couldn’t give an estimate on when work will be completed at the remaining sites. – AGCanada.com Network

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H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Detected in British Columbia Hobby Flock
09 February 2015
CANADA - The presence of H5N1 virus has been confirmed in a hobby poultry flock in British Columbia for the first time. Quarantine has been lifted from three farms previously affected by the H5N2 virus strain.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its investigation into an outbreak of avian influenza in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia (BC). The CFIA has confirmed the presence of a high pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus on a non-commercial farm in Chilliwack, BC.
The infected premises is under quarantine, depopulation of the affected birds has been completed and disposal measures are underway.
This is the first time the H5N1 strain of the virus has been detected during the current avian influenza outbreak in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. The other affected farms in BC were infected by the H5N2 strain.
The H5N1 strain was found in wild birds in Washington State in January 2015.
The CFIA applies the same disease control measures following detections of H5N1 and H5N2 avian influenza viruses.
This new infected premises reminds us that risks for new infections remain a concern. Monitoring and surveillance activities continue to be a very important part of controlling this outbreak. It is important that all bird owners have good biosecurity measures in place to protect their flocks from infection.
Avian influenza viruses do not pose risks to food safety when poultry and poultry products are properly handled and cooked.
As part of the ongoing efforts, quarantines for three premises located in Abbotsford, BC have been lifted. It has been 21 days since the infected premises underwent the required cleaning and disinfection measures; therefore, the premises are now considered to be free of the disease.
It is important to note that the lifting of the quarantines will not change the boundaries within the Primary Control Zone, including the 10-km restricted zone.
Strict surveillance will continue in the area for 90 days after the last cleaning and disinfection is done to the satisfaction of the CFIA. If no additional cases of avian influenza are found within this period, the zone can be considered free of avian influenza.

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Information received on 07/02/2015 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 Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/02/2015
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 02/02/2015
Report date 06/02/2015
Date submitted to OIE 07/02/2015
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (BC-2015-NAI-NC2) Chilliwack, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Date of start of the outbreak 02/02/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 94 94 81 13 0
Affected population BC-2015-NAI-NC2 Non-commercial semi-confinement chicken laying hens.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 94 94 81 13 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 86.17% 86.17% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments This new outbreak was detected in a backyard poultry flock in the Avian Influenza Primary Control Zone (PCZ) in the province of British Columbia (BC), in the same area as the previous outbreaks of HPAI H5N2 reported in December 2014. All susceptible animals on site were humanely destroyed. The National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (CFIA - Winnipeg) reported NAI H5 RRT-PCR positive results on 4 February 2015 and partial sequencing of H5 and N1 segments on 5 February. The virus involved is a HPAI H5N1 virus with the H5 gene segment derived from the Eurasian lineage, and N1 derived from North American lineage based on partial sequence. The H5 gene segment is very similar to the reassortant H5N2 in BC and the H5 in the H5N1 reassortant virus detected in a wild green-winged teal just south of the border in Washington State, USA. In addition, the N1 gene segment is very similar to North American wild bird viruses and nearly identical, over the very small fragment sequenced this far, to the N1 in the H5N1 virus detected in a green-winged teal mentioned above. Based on the limited partial sequence of the H5 and N1 gene segments obtained this far, it appears very likely that this is the same or a very similar virus to the recent reassortant H5N1 virus in Washington State but more sequencing will be needed to make a final conclusion. This virus has NOT been reported in any commercial poultry flock in Canada. It is important to note this HPAI H5N1 virus is different from the strain circulating in Asia. It is a reassortant virus with the N1 from a North American wild bird virus. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) continues to monitor the situation and implement strict movement restrictions in the PCZ. Ongoing surveillance is in place in all of Canada. All provinces, with the exception of the PCZ in British Columbia, remain free of Notifiable Avian Influenza in poultry.
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
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Centre, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture (Local laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/02/2015 Positive
National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/02/2015 Positive
National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 05/02/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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