Third Oxford County Farm Presumed Infected with H5 Avian Influenza; Within 2nd Quarantine Zone

Updated April 28, 2015: CFIA confirms that the third farm is infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain. Humane depopulation of the premises was concluded April 26.

A turkey farm in Oxford County has been named as “presumed” positive for H5 avian influenza, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The 8,000 head turkey farm is within the second 10-km quarantine radius, and has been under quarantine since April 19, 2015.

Samples from the affected farm have been sent to the CFIA National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) for official confirmation of H5N2 status, CFIA says.

This third farm (IP3) is not far from the 27,000 broiler breeder operation confirmed as H5N2 on April 19. The birds on that farm were euthanized on April 20.

The first location, detected on April 7, 2015, was a turkey farm. Nearly 45,000 birds died or were euthanized in connection to H5N2 avian influenza at that farm.

To view a timeline of the events of this avian influenza outbreak, tap here.

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