The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) recently released information concerning 12 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) previously announced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The number of birds affected in those 12 cases totals 214,662. Of those, 136,343 were turkeys, 47,766 were layers, 7,000 were quail, while the remaining 23,250 birds were identified only as “poultry.” All of these birds were part of commercial operations.

The affected layers were at a farm in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, and that case was confirmed on September 22.

The quail operation was in Camrose County, Alberta, with HPAI being confirmed on that premises on September 27.

Six of the 12 cases detailed in the WOAH update were commercial turkey operations. The largest of those involved 53,932 turkeys in Athabasca County, Alberta, with HPAI being confirmed in that flock on September 20. The smallest of those was a case confirmed in Taber County, Alberta, which involved 3,180.

Two of those six cases involving turkey were in Taber County, two were in Bifrost-Riverton, Manitoba, one was in Athabasca County, while the other was in Ste. Anne.

The remaining four cases detailed in the WOAH report, which involved an unspecified species of poultry, were confirmed in Beater County, Alberta; Willow Creek, Alberta; Britannia, Saskatchewan; and Cartier, Manitoba.


CFIA has not reported any new cases of HPAI in commercial poultry since October 7. However, it did report a confirmed case in backyard poultry in Langley Township, British Columbia, on October 12.

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

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