An avian-borne virus outbreak on a California quail farm has fueled fears that the disease known as bird flu could spread, prompting investigators to continue their probe and five key export markets to bar imports of poultry from the state.
South Korea is stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of bird flu ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, after migratory birds were found to be infected with the same strain of the virus that hit poultry farms last week.
TOKYO — Japan’s farm ministry confirmed Wednesday that the chickens suspected of having avian flu at a farm in Shimane Prefecture had been infected with the highly virulent H5 strain of avian flu virus.
WINNIPEG — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating an outbreak of avian flu on a turkey farm in Manitoba.
November 24, 2010
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