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Wildlife Health Bulletin: Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in an Exhibition Farm in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Wildlife Health Bulletin 2021-04


  • On December 20, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Ongoing surveillance in the U.S. has not detected HPAI H5 since 2015, but increased vigilance is warranted.
  • There is an interagency call for increased surveillance for morbidity/mortality in waterfowl, raptors, and avian scavengers (e.g., ravens, crows, gulls).


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