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Avian influenza is a viral disease that mostly affects domestic poultry and wildlife such as geese, ducks and shore birds.
The LPH says no human cases of the virus have been reported and only those working with affected birds are considered at risk.
“While it can spread easily between birds, avian influenza does not spread easily from birds to humans, and the risk of human-to-human transmission is even lower,” Dr. Karalyn Duke, Acting Medical Officer of Health for Lambton Said county.
The virus was first detected in Ontario in March 2022.
The spread of avian influenza is likely due to migration of infected waterfowl. The LPH says that transmission of the virus by eating eggs or poultry is unlikely.