Up to 140,000 chickens and turkeys culled in B.C. as officials try to contain outbreak of highly-contagious avian flu

December 8, 2014 5:36 PM

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Up to 140,000 chickens and turkeys culled in B.C. as officials try to contain outbreak of highly-contagious avian flu

VANCOUVER — With seven countries now turning away imports of Canadian poultry due to a Vancouver-area outbreak of avian flu, federal officials are rushing to contain the highly contagious virus before it can infect farms beyond the Fraser Valley.

While the virus is not dangerous to humans, it has the potential to kill off entire barns of poultry within a matter of days.

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