Response to detections of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Canada 2021 to 2022
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently responding to cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farmed birds across Canada.
This serves as a strong reminder that avian influenza (bird flu) is spreading across the globe, and that anyone with birds must practice good biosecurity habits to protect poultry and prevent disease.
HPAI is not a food safety concern
There is no evidence to suggest that eating cooked poultry or eggs could transmit HPAI to humans.
If you suspect your birds have HPAI
Contact a veterinarian to determine if further action is needed, or your nearest CFIA Animal Health office.
Anyone who finds a sick or dead wild bird is encouraged to contact the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC).
Services and information
The latest information on HPAI investigations by province.
The estimated number of birds in flocks impacted by HPAI by province, updated weekly on Thursday.
Find out if you are located in a HPAI zone.
Permits required for the movement of birds, their products and by-products through a control zone.
Legal documents for HPAI zones in areas where the disease has been identified.
General information about avian influenza and fact sheets about reducing the spread of the disease.
Find out how you can become a part of the response.
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