A case of the Avian Flu virus has been confirmed in the Fraser Valley, after a duck was shot by a hunter earlier this week or on the weekend.
Ray Nickels from the BC Poultry Association confirmed the presence of the H5N2 virus, but says there’s little to fear.
“There’s no human risk here at all, it has to do with our industry concerns and about our bird health, but it is very dangerous for poultry flocks.”
READ MORE: More bird flu in the Fraser Valley
Nickels says birds like ducks are carriers of the avian flu.
But he says strict regulations should protect commercial poultry.
“I think it’s fairly unlikely, given the strategies we have in place and that it is a wild duck, it’s not something that would be comingling with our poultry flocks.”
No word yet from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.