METRO VANCOUVER — One more Abbotsford-area farm has been placed under quarantine and more could be flagged in the coming days as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency continues to monitor an outbreak of avian flu.
Twenty-three farms were initially under quarantine because they are within a three-kilometre radius of E & H farms on Lefeuvre Road, where the CFIA Saturday confirmed the presence of the virus.
But CFIA veterinary program specialist Sandra Stephens said an additional property has been added to the list because it’s been determined there was “significant contact” between it and the affected property. “We’re still working on tracing movement to and from the infected premises,” Stephens said on Tuesday. “So as we’re working our way through those we may identify others that will need to be placed under quarantine.” Stephens said the quarantined barns will be tested for the presence of the virus for at least three weeks.
“So far, we’re all negative on all the other tests that we have done,” she said.