The agency said that the epizootic situation for highly pathogenic avian influenza continues to worsen in North America: the United States is experiencing "the largest outbreak of the disease in the past seven years."

In particular, a new outbreak was detected in the state of Utah, where more than 1 million poultry have been destroyed.

“In Canada, the influenza situation also remains tense.

For 4.5 months of 2022, 55 foci of a dangerous disease were registered.

New outbreaks on commercial farms have occurred in the provinces of New Brunswick and Manitoba.

More than 1.1 million birds were culled in the detected outbreaks,” the Rosselkhoznadzor added.

From May 16, the agency introduces temporary restrictions on the supply of live poultry and poultry products from these regions.

On March 5, the Rosselkhoznadzor resumed the import of regulated products to Russia from six countries - from Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Moldova, Serbia, Bangladesh and Azerbaijan.