Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Canada: H5N2 virus behind avian influenza outbreak at B.C. turkey farm

4 February, 2009

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the virus responsible for an outbreak of avian influenza in B.C.'s Fraser Valley is an H5N2 virus.
Approximately 60,000 turkeys on the affected farm were euthanized last week and they are being composted in the barn at temperatures that should ensure any viruses are destroyed.
A total of 36 premises in the surrounding area remain under quarantine, either because they are located within three kilometres of the affect farm or because they were known contact with the farm when the virus might have been present.