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B.C. ‘doing everything’ it can to stop bird flu, minister says, as infections spread

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Farmers in Victoria-British Columbia’s Fraser Valley are facing “significant disease pressure” from an outbreak of bird flu on commercial farms, the agriculture minister has expressed concern.

Lana Popham says bird flu usually coincides with bird migration seasons, but recent outbreaks of the H5N1 virus on farms are consistent throughout the year.

The province said on Monday that seven commercial farms in Abbotsford and Chilliwack had been quarantined for bird flu, while on Tuesday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said three more farms in the Fraser Valley had tested positive for the flu.

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