According to reports, avian flu has killed 5 million hens in British Columbia. The arrival of wild birds in the province introduced H5N1 to poultry farms. The BC Chicken Association's Amanda Britton says chicken farmers are in terrible danger as the illness spreads. Amanda indicated that the situation is critical. Bird flu has been spreading in the province since October 20, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. As a result, over five million hens died or were slaughtered in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Currently, avian flu has been reported in 34 locations across the province. In the event of bird flu, the health officer has encouraged poultry farm workers to receive flu injections.