Thursday, February 3, 2022

Avian flu detected in Nova Scotia

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is urging the poultry industry to take care because avian influenza has popped up in Newfoundland and this week in a backyard flock in Nova Scotia.

It has also been detected in a wild goose in Nova Scotia.

There have been a number of cases in the Eastern United States linked to wild fowl.

Although high-pathologic avian influenza spreads easily and fast and is deadly, so far Canada does not face any export restrictions.

“As per the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) guidance, Canada's 'free from AI' status remains in place,” the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. It is required to report any cases of this disease to the OIE.