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.

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