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Avian influenza cases reported in Canada

The most recently reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in North America involve three commercial poultry cases in Canada and one commercial upland gamebird operation in California.

Avian influenza in British Columbia, Ontario

Three more cases of HPAI were reported in commercial poultry flocks in Canada, with two in British Columbia and one in Ontairo.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that one case of HPAI was confirmed in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on December 22 and one more was confirmed there on the following day. With those two cases, Abbotsford has now had 43 cases of HPAI in 2022, while British Columbia has had 69.

The other case reported by CFIA was in a commercial poultry flock in Lambdon Shores, Ontario, on December 21, a third for that municipality.

CFIA did not offer further information concerning the size of those flocks or the types of birds involved.

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