Another case of bird flu in Canada

According to the Canadian Food Analysis Unit, the virus was discovered during bird testing on farms 5 kilometers (3 miles) from a resource near Abbotsford, British Columbia, where a duck was found the week passed to carry the virus. The virus is believed to be an H5 lower-pathogenic deformation found in North American birds, which causes mild disease in birds but does not extend to humans and is not the same deformation that has raised human health concerns in Asia and Europe.

The new case was associated with the original farm, and officials suspect the infection may have spread to the team traveling between operations.

It seems that no virus was found on three other farms owned by the same family.

CFIA veterinarian Cornelio Kiley says cases are a very localized action. Although the birds were found to carry the virus none of them were sick. The initial outbreak found in the duck is thought to have been spread by wild waterfowl carrying the disease and migrate.

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often with the area.

To prevent the virus from spreading, all birds on the second farm will be selected.

As many as 60,000 ducks and geese on the original farm have already been killed.

The United States, Taiwan and Hong Kong have imposed interim bans on Columbia's poultry British, which exports only a small percentage of its production, while Japan has banned all poultry in Canada.

An outbreak of an H7 avian flu deformation in Lima's Fraser Lima Southwestern British last year prompted officials to kill 16 million estimated birds although that deformation of the flu also does not cause disease in humans.

  • Adam Floyd