Two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry flocks have been reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The first of those two cases was confirmed on October 20 in Langley Township, British Columbia, while the second was confirmed on October 22 in L'Érable, Quebec. Information concerning the flock type or size for both cases has not yet been disclosed.

This is the first case in L'Érable in 2022, and the 13th case in Quebec.

Langley Township has had three cases in commercial flocks in 2022, as well as two cases in noncommercial flocks. The province has had seven HPAI cases in commercial flocks so far this year.

No new commercial cases in United States

In the United States, the last case to be confirmed in commercial flocks were reported on October 19, with one of those in Utah and the other in South Dakota. However, since that time, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported confirmed cases in 12 backyard flocks and two animal rescue operations.

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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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