Taiwan, Japan ban Ontario poultry over Canada bird flu

Reuters
Date: Apr 7, 2015
By: Rod Nickel, WINNIPEG, Manitoba

(Reuters) – Japan and Taiwan have imposed trade restrictions on poultry and poultry products

A view of a poultry farm under quarantine due to bird flu, or avian influenza, in Chilliwack, British Columbia December 8, 2014.  Reuters/Ben Nelms

A view of a poultry farm under quarantine due to bird flu, or avian influenza, in Chilliwack, British Columbia December 8, 2014. Reuters/Ben Nelms

from Ontario, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday, a day after bird flu was confirmed in the Canadian province.

The government agency said a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario, was under quarantine after the presence of H5 avian influenza was confirmed there on Monday. It said seven other farms nearby were also under quarantine.

About 7,500 birds have died at the first farm, and the remaining 4,500 in the infected barn are scheduled to be killed on Wednesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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