Confirmed avian influenza cases in Ontario climbs to 12, with 2 suspected cases under review

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Ontario’s Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC) has released new information on confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) cases and the corresponding 10 km buffered biosecurity advisory area.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of HPAI, subtype H5N1 on 12 premises total. Since April 6, five new sites have been confirmed. They are:

April 10 – Township of South Glengarry (poultry flock)
April 6 – City of Markham (poultry flock)
April 6 – Municipality of Chatham-Kent (poultry flock)
April 5 – Prince Edward County (backyard flock)
April 5 – City of Markham (poultry flock)

Two high-risk premises awaiting test results are in the Township of South Glengarry (poultry flock) and Hanover (poultry flock).

Each confirmed infected premise and high-risk premise has been placed under quarantine. CFIA has also established specific movement control measures and permitting processes.

Map of Ontario control zones as of April 12, 2022

Positive cases have also been confirmed in at least 7 Alberta poultry flocks, as well:

April 11, 2022 – Camrose County (poultry flock)
April 10, 2022 – Wetaskiwin County (poultry flock)
April 9, 2022 – Paintearth County (poultry flock)
April 8, 2022 – Kneehill County (poultry flock)
April 6, 2022 – Ponoka County (poultry flock)
April 6, 2022 – Mountain View County (poultry flock)
April 6, 2022 – Mountain View County (poultry flock)

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