H5N1 News: U.S. Bans Poultry from British Columbia
An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:
The United States banned poultry from mainland British Columbia on Monday because of a case of bird flu, though Canadian officials said it wasn’t the virulent form in Southeast Asia blamed for more than 60 human deaths.
The governments of Taiwan and Japan indicated they would take similar action.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Sunday that a duck at a commercial poultry farm in British Columbia had tested positive for bird flu. The virus was a low-pathogenic North American form that doesn’t kill poultry and is not a threat to people, officials said.