An H5N2 avian influenza isolate was obtained from a commercial farm located in Rockwood, Manitoba, according to a press release from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Initial clinical evaluation suggests that the infection is associated with a virus of low pathogenicity and is not of significance to humans. An epidemiological investigation has been initiated to attempt to determine the source of infection.


The affected flock has been depleted and disposed of and appropriate quarantine precautions have been implemented.