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More bird flu in Canada

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

A second bird flu outbreak has been reported in Canada.
The influenza was discovered during tests of birds at farms within 5 km (3 miles) of a facility near Abbotsford, British Columbia, where a duck was found last week to have the disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
The new farm was associated with […]

H5 found in Canada

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

The H5 flu virus has been found in wild birds in Canada. Officials believe that the chances of it being the H5N1 subtype are remote, but testing won’t be complete until later in the week.

Roche Canada halts sale of Tamiflu

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Roche Canada has halted the sale of Tamiflu in advance of flu season in Canada.
Roche fears that a panicky public is purchasing the drug for personal stockpiles and will leave insufficient stocks for the December through March flu season. Roche will be prioritizing shipments to nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions first.
However, Andy Troszok, […]

Canada hosting bird flu response summit

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Canada is hosting a two-day international summit of 29 nations to discuss bird flu preparation and defenses.

Alaska and Northern Canada now on bird flu watch

Friday, October 14th, 2005

As the H5N1 bird flu virus makes its way through Europe, officials in Alaska and northern Canada are monitoring migratory birds that might carry it to North America.
“The virus is primarily being spread currently by wild birds and the flyways of these wild birds are predictable,’’ said [US Health and Human Secretary Michael] Leavitt. […]

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