Bird flu confirmed in western Canada
ChrisiMarr | January 26, 2009 at 02:11 amby
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A strain of the bird flu virus has been detected on a poultry farm in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Saturday.
The CFIA confirmed "the presence of H5 avian influenza (AI) virus" in the farm located in Fraser Valley of British Columbia province, where avian flu has been discovered in recent years.
Further testing is underway to assess the precise strain of the virus, but preliminary tests indicated that it was low pathogenic, the CFIA was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.
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