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Ontario, Canada, has been hit with bird flu before when the H5N2 strain struck in April 2015

Avian influenza control zone set up in Ontario

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment to minimise spread of the disease.

Lapses in biosecurity at farms could have played a part in the spread of bird flu

No single cause of US avian influenza outbreak

By Chloe Ryan

The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the USA cannot be attributed to a single factor, a new epidemiology report from the USDA’s animal and plant health inspection service says.

The number of cases in Iowa has now reached 25

Four more avian influenza cases found in Iowa

By Aidan Fortune

In the US, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has identified four more probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms.

The strain looks similar to the outbreaks reported in Asia and Europe

H5N8 outbreak in Hungarian ducks

By Georgi Gyton

A further outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in fattening ducks, in Hungary.

There have been nine outbreaks reported to the OIE so far

Additional bird flu outbreaks in BC, Canada

By Georgi Gyton

A further four outbreaks of the highly pathogenic bird flu strain H5N2 have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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