- Hello Jeff - If the swine flu gets into migratory birds,
this thing could end up becoming a nightmare. And why are there NO more
reports on the new strain of H7 that emerged in Central Spain? Nothing,
- The Swine Flu may just pick up more avian genes and who
knows recombine with H5N1 and or the H7 new strain.
- Swine Flu Hits Ontario Hybrid Turkey Farm
- Radio 570 News
- Radio 570 News has learned through several reports that
there is a swine flu infection at Hybrid Turkeys in Kitchener. The province
will not name the operation.
- Ontario Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Deb Stark, told an afternoon
news conference they have a very willing operator that has come forward,
and the province is going to respect the request to keep the name confidential.
Dr. Stark says they 1st became aware of the situation on Friday [16 Oct
- Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene
King, says the risk to human health is minimal, adding there is no risk
to food safety. She says no birds or eggs from the farm have entered the
- Last April , swine flu appeared in pigs on an Alberta
farm and has since been found in other swine herds in the country.
- Chile has confirmed cases of swine flu in turkeys as
- Communicated by ProMED-mail
- Turkeys Catch Swine Flu At Ontario Farm
- By Theresa Boyle
- The Ontario government is investigating an outbreak of
H1N1 influenza at a turkey farm. The birds have been infected by the H1N1
virus but there has been no transmission to humans, a source confirms.
Cooking destroys the virus, so no one is at risk from consuming turkey,
the source says.
- The Chief Veterinarian for Ontario, Dr. Deb Stark, and
Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, are holding a news conference
on the issue on Tuesday 20 Oct 2009.
- Thus far, aside from the 1st article there is no real
news different than what is contained in these 2 news releases. - Mod.TG
- Communicated by ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
- The real questions here are: How did the turkeys acquire
the disease? Were infected humans responsible for transmitting the virus
to the birds, as has happened at the swine farms? Or has a different mechanism
of transmission been identified? While we respect the Ontario officials
protecting the name of producers, we would appreciate more insight into
the method of transmission to the birds.
- As the 1st article in the series indicates, Chile has
previously identified H1N1 in turkeys. - Mod.TG
- The interactive HealthMap/ProMED map for Kitchener, Ontario,
Canada, is available at: http://healthmap.org/r/00WM - CopyEd.EJP
- Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural
Economics Univ of West Indies Please visit my "Emerging Diseases"
message board at: http://www.emergingdisease.org/phpbb/index.php Also
my new website: http://drpdoyle.tripod.com/ Zhan le Devlesa tai
sastimasa Go with God and in Good Health