The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently responding to cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farmed birds across Canada. This serves as a strong reminder that avian influenza is spreading across the globe, and that anyone with farm animals must practice good biosecurity habits.
Domestic Cases of HPAI by Province
Control Zone Maps
Environment and Climate Change Canada Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds
Avian influenza virus (AIV) is a contagious viral infection that can affect domestic and wild birds throughout the world. Many strains occur naturally in wild birds and circulate in migratory populations. AIV is designated highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) when it has characteristics that cause mass disease and mortality in infected poultry.
The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Wild birds Dashboard is a public interface that displays suspected and confirmed cases of Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) infections detected in wild birds in Canada. It can be found on the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Website.
2022 Confirmations of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial and Backyard Flocks
2022 Detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds
Distribution of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5 and H5N1 in North America, 2021/2022: including both wild and farmed birds as well as detections in mammals.
USGS Wildlife Health Information Sharing Partnership
Live bird migration maps - BirdCast active March 1 - June 15
While the risk of human infection with avian influenza viruses is low, individuals should be cautious when handling wild birds.
PHAC provides wild bird Handling Guidelines to minimize the risk of transmission of HPAI to humans
USCDC Research on Zoonotic (Animal Origin) Influenza (Flu) Viruses of Public Health Concern
USCDC Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT) - How it works
Results for Influenza’s evaluated Summary of Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT)