December 4, 2014

Tests confirm avian influenza strain at Fraser Valley farms as H5N2

Tests results have confirmed the strain of avian influenza that has killed poultry on at least two farms in the Fraser Valley is H5N2. A turkey farm and a chicken farm located in the Fraser Valley were placed under quarantine earlier this week after the H5 virus was detected, but officials were still awaiting confirmation of the specific subtype. A source tells The Canadian Press that the virus is H5N2, which has also been involved in previous outbreaks in Canada.  Read More

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