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High-path Avian Flu Hits 11th Canadian Poultry Farm

23 December 2014

CANADA - A new outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported at a broiler breeder farm in the already-affected area of Langley in British Columbia.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No.3 dated 19 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report outlines one previously-reported outbreak of avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype. It started at an egg farm on 13 December and killed 15 of the hens directly. The rest of the flock of 53,200 birds were destroyed.

The other outbreak started in the same area three days later at a broiler breeder farm. There, 60 of the 11,800-bird flock died. The rest were scheduled to be destroyed as art of the stamping-out measures.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), this brings the total number of farms affected to 11, affecting 245,600 birds.

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