The two newest cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to be reported in North America include a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota and an unspecified commercial poultry flock in Manitoba.

Avian influenza in Minnesota

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a commercial flock of meat turkeys in Swift County had the presence of HPAI confirmed on October 25. There were 33,800 birds in the flock.

This is the fourth case of HPAI to affect commercial turkeys in Swift County in 2022, but the first one since April 22. Swift County has also had one backyard flock affected.

Avian influenza in Manitoba

The presence of HPAI was confirmed in a commercial poultry flock in Ritchot, Manitoba, on October 26, reported the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

CFIA did not disclose the size of the flock or the type of poultry involved. This is thee first HPAI case for Ritchot in 2022.

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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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