Business & Policy
Quarantine zones should be lifted in Ontario by end of the month
By Kristy Nudds
July 8, 2015 – According to the Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council (OLPC), as of today, the first and third poultry premises to be affected by H5N2 in Ontario (IP1 and IP3, respectively), have passed Cleaning and Disinfection (C&D) inpsections by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It is anticipated that IP2 will pass its inspection today.
Quarantine Zone 1 should be lifted on July 20, with July 21st being the first quarantine-free day, after which no movement permits and licenses will be required. Zone 2 should be lifted on July 29th or 30th.
The 90-day post oubreak surveillance period should end in the middle of October. Ontario will only be declared avian influenza free if the virus is not found during the surveillance period. READ MORE