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2009-01-25 14:04:47

Several poultry farms in Abbotsford, British Columbia, have been quarantined as a precaution amid concerns of a bird flu outbreak, Canadian authorities say. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday that after a suspected outbreak of avian influenza was found on an area turkey farm, several nearby poultry sites were quarantined to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly infection, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Tests conducted at the turkey farm revealed a avian flu...

2006-08-01 06:11:49

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities have detected a possible case of low-pathogenic bird flu in the central region of Gelderse Vallei, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. A ministry spokesman could not immediately give details whether the suspected case was among commercial poultry or wild birds. Dutch ANP news agency quoted the ministry as saying that the suspected strain was different from the H7N7 strain which hit the Netherlands in 2003 and led to the culling of a third...

2006-06-20 17:40:17

By David Ljunggren and Marcy Nicholson OTTAWA/WINNIPEG (Reuters) - A backyard flock of geese, ducks and chickens in Eastern Canada was not infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu strain, officials said on Tuesday, dismissing fears that the strain might have arrived in North America for the first time. The fears had been aroused after a gosling in the small flock in Prince Edward Island died, and a lab in Eastern Canada examined it and found evidence of H5 avian flu. But...

2006-06-20 12:32:17

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gosling from a Canadian backyard flock did not die of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu found in Asia, Europe and Africa, a Canadian source said on Tuesday. "The news is good. The dead bird was not carrying the highly pathogenic strain of H5N1," the source told Reuters. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to give more details on the results of tests on the dead bird. Officials said last Friday that the gosling...

2006-06-16 17:55:00

By Louise Egan and Marcy Nicholson OTTAWA/WINNIPEG -- Canada has detected a case of H5 avian flu in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island and plans further testing over the weekend to determine whether it is the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain, government officials announced on Friday. A gosling in a small backyard poultry flock in the western end of the tiny province contracted the disease but there is a low risk of human illness from the outbreak, officials said. The last Canadian...

2006-02-25 03:07:30

By Tomi Soetjipto and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed its 20th human victim in Indonesia, a 27-year-old woman, according to tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Saturday. The announcement came a day after the country launched house-to-house checks on poultry in Jakarta, where 600 fowl have been culled in a bid to halt the spread of the avian flu. "We have received the test result...

2005-10-31 15:01:04

By David Ljunggren and Gilbert Le Gras OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has discovered a strain of H5 avian flu in 33 wild migratory ducks but it is unlikely to be the killer H5N1 strain which has spread from Southeast Asia to Europe, a top health official said on Monday. Jim Clark of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said a recent survey of 4,800 healthy wild birds had found the H5 virus in 28 ducks in the eastern province of Quebec and five in the central province of Manitoba. "These...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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