Governor Pence Commends Poultry Producers and State, Local Officials for Successful Avian Influenza Response

Indianapolis — Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement after the Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) announced the control area associated with the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) incident in Dubois County was lifted by the Indiana State Veterinarian, Dr. Bret D. Marsh.

“Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Indiana’s poultry producers as well as state and local officials, the response to avian influenza in Dubois County was executed flawlessly, the situation was contained immediately and the threat to producers across the state was mitigated,” said Governor Pence. “I commend everyone who worked so hard to reach this positive outcome.”

BOAH’s announcement comes after all farms in the 6.2 mile (10 km) radius tested negative throughout the 38-day period, based on guidelines by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Avian influenza poses no food safety threat with regard to poultry and eggs.

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