Avian influenza (bird flu) has been detected in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responding to cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in farmed birds, backyard poultry flocks and wild birds in Canada. If you have farm animals or backyard poultry flocks, practice infection prevention and control and biosecurity habits.
Animal diseases play an important role in public health. Animals (e.g. pets, wildlife) are capable of transmitting diseases to humans. This web page contains useful information for the public, operators of petting zoos and animal exhibits, as well as veterinarians on diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.
To protect people from animal diseases and injuries: