Outbreak Investigation Report on Avian Influenza in British Columbia, 2014
7. The Role of Poultry Organizations
Since previous avian influenza events in BC, industry and the BCMAGRI have worked collaboratively to improve premises identification. A secure central database has been created that contains accurate premises and sub-premises (barn or production floor) identification and contact information for all poultry farms in the regulated marketing system.
The poultry industry in BC provided data to support GIS mapping and outbreak and post-outbreak surveillance protocols. Industry representatives facilitated the flow of information. They also supported the field epidemiology team by providing contact information for service providers and facilitating responses to inquiries.
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