For the second time in as many days, a commercial poultry flock in Taber, Alberta, has been infected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

According to information on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website, HPAI was confirmed in a Taber flock on September 20, followed by another case in the municipal district on September 21.

Specific information about how large those flocks were, or what type of poultry were in the flocks has not been released by the CFIA.

As the 2022 HPAI outbreak has intensified in Canada in September, no province has been hit harder than Alberta, which has had 10 cases in commercial poultry this month. In addition to the two cases in Taber, the virus has been confirmed in the municipal districts of Willow Creek and Wainwright, and the counties of Athabasca, Smoky Lake, Warner, Wetaskiwin, Starland and Strathcona.

Other provinces with new cases of HPAI in September include British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. Earlier this year, commercial flocks in Quebec and Nova Scotia were also affected by HPAI.

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To learn more about HPAI cases in commercial poultry flocks in the United States and Canada, see an interactive map on WATTPoultry.com.

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