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No New Cases of Avian Flu Reported

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Authorities say no additional turkey farms in a southern Indiana county have tested positive for bird flu since Sunday. Indiana State Board of Animal Health spokeswoman Denise Derrer said Sunday that 100 farms tested over 24 hours came back negative. She says that’s a sign control measures are working. She calls the current bird flu outbreak one of the worst to strike Indiana and said that containing it could take weeks.

 

Thousands of turkeys on the infected farms have been euthanized.  According to the latest BOAH figures, there have been 245,163  turkeys and 153,000 chickens (layers) euthanized thus far. The original location was identified as having High Pathogenic Avian Flu, while all other 9 locations have been identified as having Low Pathogenic Avian Flu.