Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Ontario (Canada): H1N1 swine flu in a Turkey farm

20 October, 2009

An outbreak of H1N1, swine flu was detected in a turkey breeding farm in Ontario, Canada.
The farm is operated by Kitchener-based Hybrid Turkeys. It is thought that the virus was transmitted from human to bird.
3,500 of 7,000 birds at the operation are isolated in one barn and will not have to be culled.
Officials in Chile announced in August that they had found the virus in turkey there.