OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently confirmed two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in flocks in British Columbia and Alberta.

According to data provided on the CFIA website, the latest outbreak in Cypress County, Alberta, is the 29th since the agency began keeping track of numbers in early April. The incident in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, was the 12th known outbreak identified.

The agency advised anyone with birds in Canada to practice enhanced biosecurity procedures to keep birds safe.

CFIA said that every province in Canada has confirmed cases of HPAI except for Prince Edward Island. 

During May, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec recorded new cases.