Avian influenza reported in Ontario, Canada

The number of birds in the commercial flock was not reported
calendar icon 21 September 2022
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On September 17, 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), strain H5N1, in a commercial flock located in the county of Oxford, Ontario. This is the first case of HPAI in a domestic flock in Ontario since May 18, 2022.

Avian influenza is a federally reportable disease in Canada under the Health of Animals Act. Attending veterinarians and owners are encouraged to report suspect cases of AI by contacting local district CFIA office.

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