Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

Avian influenza found at 6th Indiana turkey farm

2 March, 2022

H5 HPAI has been confirmed in the fourth Turkey farm in Dubois County (0.6 miles south of the 3rd farm. Laboratory testing of a commercial flock of turkeys in Dubois County has identified H5 avian influenza virus. This is considered a presumptive-positive case, and samples are being verified at the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Iowa.
This is the sixth farm (known as Dubois4) in Indiana to be diagnosed with avian influenza. Pending verification test results should indicate if the virus is the same as the index farm diagnosed on Feb. 9 and if the virus is highly pathogenic.
Depopulation efforts are underway on the premises, which houses 16,500 birds.