Indiana achieves HPAI-free status
Exports and international trade for Indiana poultry has been cleared to resume as the state has achieved free status for highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Indiana’s Board of Animal Health (BOAH) says the HPAI-free status is not an all-clear or an indication that the risk of the disease is over in Indiana or the U.S., and owners need to remain vigilant in biosecurity and preventing introduction of the virus.
Under World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH, formerly OIE), HPAI-free status can be declared for a state or region after the disease has been eliminated on all affected farms and no new infections have been detected during a waiting period of a minimum of 28 days.
HPAI was identified on 395 poultry states in 38 states since February.