Avian influenza (AI), sometimes called “avian flu” or “bird flu,” is a contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory, digestive and/or nervous systems of many bird species.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus is a provincially reportable disease for domestic chickens, bantams, pheasants and peafowl; these birds when kept in captivity: domestic turkeys, ostriches, emus, rheas, pigeons, doves, quail, guinea fowl and wild turkeys; and domesticated ducks and domesticated geese.

Avian influenza is a provincially notifiable disease for wild birds.

Avian Influenza fact sheet

  • Fact sheet about avian influenza, how it is spread, clinical signs of the disease, and prevention.