Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

HPAI detected in Quebec, another in Ontario

14 April, 2022

Avian influenza has been confirmed at two sites in Quebec and another in Ontario. A farm in St-Claude, was found positive to the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza. The company, Brome Lake Ducks, says the farm is a breeding duck farm. CFIA also said it had confirmed high-path H5N1 avian influenza in another commercial poultry flock and imposed a quarantine at Markham, Ont., just north of Toronto. Two other separate poultry flocks at Markham were confirmed with the virus last week.
These findings bring the total appearances of avian influenza in commercial Canadian poultry flocks so far this year to 21; 11 in southern Ontario, seven in central Alberta, two in western Nova Scotia and the one in Quebec’s Estrie region.