|April 26, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: Six more commercial
poultry farms have fallen ill with bird flu in western
Canada over the last week. The ever-expanding total has
now reach 37 farms in Fraser Valley, British Columbia.
The disease has continued to spread despite a massive
Earlier this month, Canadian officials decided to order
the slaughter of all 19 million chickens and turkeys
in the region to prevent the spread of the disease.
Most of the birds will be slaughtered and sent to market,
while those that are found to be infected with the disease,
or have come into contact with infected birds, will
be disposed of. All birds within a 1km radius of an
infected farm will have to be destroyed, reported the