Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness
For many residents in Chilliwack, the discovery of ONE case of “mad cow” disease in Alberta and then the “Avian Flu” outbreak throughout the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley caught everyone by surprise. Here’s some useful ‘links’ that give you some information of the planning that has been developed.
- Foreign Animal Disease Eradication Support Plan
The joint federal/provincial plan for implementation in British Columbia.
- Additional Web sites for foreign animal diseases information:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has the lead agency role in Canada for foreign animal diseases such as "mad cow" disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy). http://www.inspection.gc.ca/
- Health Canada
Additional information on mad cow disease, and the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (human form of mad cow disease). http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/diseases/bse/index.html