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Avian Flu Found at Turkey Farm In Dubois County
Updated January 15, 2016 3:33 PM
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(DUBOIS CO.) - The Indiana State Board of Animal Health has been notified by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory that poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County has tested positive for the avian flu.

The BOAH says the avian flu does not pose a food safety risk. The CDC has said the risk of transmission to humans is very low.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence released a statement saying:

"Indiana is one of the largest poultry states in America, and I have directed all relevant agencies to bring the full resources of the state of Indiana to bear on containing and resolving the issue as quickly as possible. Multiple state agencies have been heavily focused for nearly a year on the necessary steps in this type of event, including the State Board of Animal Health, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana State Poultry Association, and several private sector partners. Hoosiers can be assured that we are taking all precautions to contain the situation and minimize the effects to Indiana's robust poultry industry."



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