Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

HPAI in a non-commercial backyard flock in Maine

20 February, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Knox County, Maine.
Samples from the flock were tested at the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.
Maine has become the 5th state (along with Indiana, Kentucky, New York, and Virginia) to report HPAI H5 in poultry in the past couple of weeks.