Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

Two new cases of HPAI in Indiana

23 February, 2022

On Feb. 18, laboratory testing identified H5 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Greene County (known as Greene2). A total of 15,400 turkeys were depopulated.
On Feb. 23 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 fifth farm (known as Dubois3) in Indiana to be diagnosed with avian influenza.
Pending 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 35,908 birds. 

County & Flock#

Date confirmed positive

No of Poultry

Type of operation

Dubois1

8/2

29,000

Commercial Turkeys

Dubois2

16/2

26,473

Commercial Turkeys

Greene1

23/2

48,000

Commercial Turkeys

Greene2

23/2

15,400

Commercial Turkeys

Dubois3

23/2

35,908

Commercial Turkeys

A total of 120,000 growing turkeys were depleted in Indiana and 250,000 broilers and 55,000 turkeys in Kentucky.