UM Today UM Today University of Manitoba UM Today UM Today UM Today
Dairy cow // Wikipedia

Forbes: Canada Monitors Milk For H5N1 Amid Outbreaks In U.S. Dairy Herds

June 28, 2024 — 

Labs in Canada have begun testing milk samples for the H5N1 avian influenza strain that has been spreading through U.S. dairy cows, amid fears that the infection might spread to Canadian herds.

So far, there have been no indications of infections in dairy cows, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is testing milk and a group of scientists from across the country are also carrying out routine testing on retail milk samples.

“We hope that by testing Canadian milk regularly from across the country over time, we are able to identify any outbreaks as quickly as possible if they were to happen here,” said Dr. Hannah Wallace, PhD, a postdoctoral research scientist in the department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

To read the full article, please visit

, , ,

© University of Manitoba • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Canada • R3T 2N2

Emergency: 204-474-9341