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The CFIA Continues its Investigation Into Avian Influenza in Ontario

July 18, 2016
By Canadian Food Inspection Agency


July 15, 2016 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its investigation into an avian influenza situation near St. Catharines, Ontario. 

There remains one single premises confirmed to be infected with avian influenza, which is a commercial duck farm. The Agency has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone that covers a 3 km boundary from this farm. All other premises located within this zone, as well as other high risk-contact premises have been placed under quarantine. 

The Agency is continuing surveillance and testing within the zone to determine whether there is any additional evidence of avian influenza. To date, all of this testing has been negative. 

The Agency continues to monitor this situation closely. The Avian Influenza Control Zone remains in effect until further notice.