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Response to detections of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Canada 2021 to 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently responding to cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farmed birds across Canada.

This serves as a strong reminder that avian influenza (bird flu) is spreading across the globe, and that anyone with birds must practice good biosecurity habits to protect poultry and prevent disease.

HPAI is not a food safety concern

There is no evidence to suggest that eating cooked poultry or eggs could transmit HPAI to humans.

If you suspect your birds have HPAI

Contact a veterinarian to determine if further action is needed, or your nearest CFIA Animal Health office.

Anyone who finds a sick or dead wild bird is encouraged to contact the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC).

Services and information

Status of ongoing response by province

The latest information on HPAI investigations by province.

Estimated number of birds in flocks impacted by HPAI

The estimated number of birds in flocks impacted by HPAI by province, updated weekly on Thursday.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza zones: Map

Find out if you are located in a HPAI zone.

Permits and conditions needed for movement control

Permits required for the movement of birds, their products and by-products through a control zone.

Declaration and designation orders

Legal documents for HPAI zones in areas where the disease has been identified.

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