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December 11, 2014

Canada sets control zone, reimbursements in bird flu fallout

Canadian officials have established a “primary control zone” designed to prevent the spread of a highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu strain that so far has sparked the culling of 140,000 birds. The zone in southern British Columbia is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the U.S. border to the south, a Canadian highway to the north and the border between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta to the east, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It’s divided into three sub zones – infected, restricted and security – that represent the relative risks of infection spreading to other areas.  Read More

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