Status of ongoing avian influenza response by province
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) of the confirmed presence of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Canada. If you suspect your birds have HPAI, contact a veterinarian to determine if further action is needed, or your nearest CFIA Animal Health office.
This serves as a strong reminder that HPAI is spreading across the globe, and that anyone with birds must practice enhanced biosecurity procedures.
Anyone who finds a sick or dead wild bird is encouraged to contact the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC).
Information for travellers
Due to the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), as of February 11, 2022, the CFIA has restricted the import of bird by-products from certain regions with active outbreaks.
HPAI is not a food safety concern
There is no evidence to suggest that eating cooked poultry or eggs could transmit HPAI to humans.
Flocks in Canada where HPAI has been detected
Estimated number of birds in infected flocks
This table lists the estimated number of birds in flocks impacted by highly pathogenic avian influenza by province.
|Province||Number of infected premises (current IPs)||Number of previously infected premises (released IPs)||Estimated number of birds impacted (as of 2023-12-01)|
|New Brunswick||0||2||Under 100|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0||2||400|
Investigations and orders
The latest information on current and recent investigations on AI detections by province (including declaration, designation and revocation orders).
- General producer guide – National avian on-farm biosecurity standard
- National avian on-farm biosecurity standard
- Notice to industry: Flock placement in infected zones
- Permits and conditions needed for movement control
- Highly pathogenic avian influenza zones: Map
- Readout: Minister Bibeau meets with stakeholders from the agricultural sector to discuss the impacts of highly pathogenic avian influenza
- Domestic dog tests positive for avian influenza in Canada
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