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  • Bird flu can be detected in minutes with new device

    Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitche...vice-1.3030212


    Bird flu can be detected in minutes with new device
    University of Guelph professor creates new way to test for avian flu
    CBC News Posted: Apr 13, 2015 9:08 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015 9:08 AM ET


    The University of Guelph has developed a new portable tool that will let farmers detect bird flu in a matter of minutes.

    Currently, farmers or the CFIA have to take blood samples and send them to a lab for results. The process can take up to two days.

    News of the new detection method comes as federal authorities have widened a quarantine order to 29 Ontario poultry farms to deal with a bird flu outbreak on one turkey farm west of Woodstock, Ont.

    Professor Suresh Neethirajan says the new test lets farmers test their own birds in as little as 10 minutes.
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