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Canada Lifts Some Avian Flu Control Zones

23 July 2015

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed the quarantines on the first Avian Influenza Control Zone.

The quarantines lifted include a farm labelled IP1, located in Oxford County, Ontario. It was lifted upon completion of the 21 day waiting period that followed cleaning and disinfection of IP1 under CFIA oversight.

The quarantines were put in place after cases of H5N2 avian flu in Ontario in April.

The quarantine on IP3 has also been removed. However the quarantine on IP2 remains in effect. As such, the second Avian Influenza Control Zone remains in effect.

The CFIA continues to issue permits for the movement of birds and bird products from this zone. If no new detections of avian influenza are reported during the waiting period, the quarantine for IP2 will be lifted on July 29, and the second Avian Influenza Control Zone will be removed.

The agency reminded poultry farmers to practice a high level of biosecurity to reduce the risk of disease spread, and report any suspicious symptoms in their flocks to the CFIA.

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