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Avian Influenza in Canada

by 5m Editor
8 March 2004, at 12:00am

CANADA - This is follow up report No 2 via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in Canada.

Avian Influenza in Canada - CANADA - This is follow up report No 2 via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in Canada.

See also: 27 February 2004, 20 February 2004

Information received on 2 March 2004 from Dr Brian Evans, Executive Director, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa:

End of previous report period: 23 February 2004 (see Disease Information, 17 [9], 60, dated 27 February 2004).

End of this report period: 2 March 2004.

On 2 March 2004, the laboratory reported a virus having an intravenous pathogenicity index of 0.0.

Surveillance of trace-outs as well as premises within a 5-km area around the affected farm has thus far shown no evidence of spread to neighbouring farms.

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 5th March 2004

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