The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted quarantine restrictions following successful containment and eradication of an avian influenza outbreak in Manitoba. Eggs and poults in a turkey hatchery were destroyed and live birds on the index farm were depopulated using carbon dioxide.

The infected farm will remain under quarantine for 21 days in accordance with World Organization for Animal Health recommendations. The rapid response to the outbreak including recognition, diagnosis and containment averted dissemination of infection from the affected farm.