2017 Avian Influenza Update by State

by Caitlyn Andrews March 30, 2017

2017 Avian Influenza Cases by State

Poultry producers may have noticed all of the avian influenza cases that have been popping up lately. Several states have reported cases of low or high pathogenic avian influenza already for 2017. Here is an update of which states have been affected and the websites you can check to view state updates:

1. Indiana

Indiana currently has NO CASES of avian influenza this year. The Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) keeps the HPAI web page current with information on the disease. Should avian influenza become present in Indiana, it will be reported here.

Indiana Avian Influenza Resources:

2. Alabama

From March 16 - 21, 2017, there have been confirmed cases of low-pathogenic avian influenza in the following Alabama counties: Cullman, Madison, Lauderdale, Madison, Pickens, Jackson.

On March 14, 2017, the state issued a Stop Movement Order on certain poultry in Alabama on March 14, 2017. Currently, samples from commercial and backyard flocks within surveillance zones are still undergoing testing.

Alabama Avian Influenza Resources:

    • Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Avian influenza timeline, helpful links, and confirmed cases
    •  Call Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Poultry Division: 334-240-6584 to report ill or dead poultry in Alabama

3. Georgia

On March 23, 2017, Georgia issued a suspension of poultry assembly, halting poultry exhibitions, shows, sales, swaps and meets in Georgia until further notice. This was done as a preventative measure, as neither highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) had been detected in the state.

Shortly after, on March 27, the first case of presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in a commercial flock in Chattooga County. The chickens tested positive for H7.

Georgia Avian Influenza Resources:

    • Georgia Department of Agriculture: Avian Influenza Response Center, contains resources, surveillance zone information and updated breaking news
    • Call Georgia Hotline for Avian Influenza: 855-491-1432 to report ill or dead poultry in Georgia

4. Kentucky

On March 17, 2017, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and USDA APHIS confirmed a presumptive positive test on poultry for low pathogenic avian influenza in Kentucky.

March 21, 2017, the KDA's Office of the State Veterinarian placed restrictions on the movement of poultry in Kentucky.

5. Tennessee

March 5 - 16, 2017, several cases of avian influenza were reported in Giles and Lincoln County.

March 15, 2017, the State Veterinarian issues a Poultry Health Advisory, urging poultry owners to take precautions in protecting their flocks from illness.

6. Wisconsin

March 9, 2017, Wisconsin animal health officials urge poultry owners to increase biosecurity efforts following the H5N2 strain of avian influenza detected in the state.

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