Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

HPAI in Montana

9 April, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the first two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two flocks in Montana – a non-commercial, backyard flock (poultry) in Cascade County, and a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) in Judith Basin County.
Meanwhile, Indiana, the first state that reported H5N1 in poultry in the nation's 2022 avian influenza outbreak, had gone more than a month without a new outbreak. Yesterday, however, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) reported a new event in commercial ducks, this time in Elkhart County on the Michigan border, well north of two earlier affected counties.