Canada Now Avian Flu-Free

​With no new cases in poultry since April and no farms in quarantine since July, Canada has officially declared itself free of avian influenza. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday it has informed the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) that Ontario is free of notifiable avian flu. No new outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu have been detected in the province since April 22, when the province found its third case of H5N2, on a turkey farm in Oxford County. With no further reports of the virus anywhere in the country, “all Canada is now free of avian influenza in domestic poultry,” the CFIA said in its report. Closing the book on the latest H5N2 outbreak, however, doesn’t leave Canada completely in the clear for notifiable poultry diseases.

Source: AlbertaWheat