|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.