365,000 birds culled as bird flu spread in Canada

March 25, 2004, just-food.com: Birds are being rounded-up in western Canada as bird flu has been found on two more farms.The latest two cases were found on farms in Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is increasing the birds culled in an attempt to quell the spread of the disease. They estimate 275,000 birds would be culled in Fraser Valley compared to the roughly 90,000 birds that were already culled or died in western Canada as a result of the virus outbreaks.

Since the first outbreak was announced several countries, including the European Union and several Asian nations, have banned imports of Canadian poultry.

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