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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

BOAH > Species Information > Avian/Birds > Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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 Information  USDA Bird Biosecurity

Affected Counties 2016

County & Flock #

Date Confirmed Positive

Number of Poultry

Type of Operation

Status Type 
 Dubois 1

Jan. 14, 2016

62,109 Commercial Turkey Depopulated  H7N8
 Dubois 2 Jan. 16, 2016   37,798 Commercial Turkey Depopulated 


 Dubois 3  Jan. 16, 2016  28,751 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


 Dubois 4  Jan. 16, 2016  12,392 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


 Dubois 5  Jan. 16, 2016  22,227 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


Dubois 5a

Dangerous Contact
Not Infected**


Commercial Layers


 Dubois 6  Jan. 16, 2016  24,732 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


 Dubois 7  Jan. 16, 2016  11,705 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


 Dubois 8  Jan. 16, 2016  36,695 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


 Dubois 9  Jan. 16, 2016 16,591 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


 Dubois 10  Jan. 16, 2016  5,325 Commercial Turkey Depopulated


UPDATED: Jan. 22, 2016 at 8:45 a.m.
**This negative flock is depopulated because of its proximity to infected turkeys.

Current Statewide Situation
Total number of affected premises = 10 
Total number of affected counties = 1 

Premises by County/Number of flocks
Dubois : 10

Total number of birds affected in Indiana
Commercial Turkey: 258,045

Commercial Chickens (Layers): 156,178

Total: 414,223

2016 Avian Influenza (AI) Situation Updates
Current situation updates are published here.

2015 HPAI Data

HPAI Information

Click here for more information on how to recognize the signs, use biosecurity and prevent spread.

Final Indiana Avian Influenza Quarantine Lifted; State Achieves AI-Free Status

Dubois County Poultry Control Area Released After Negative Test, February 22, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions for H7N8 Avian Influenza; Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Clarifies Avian Flu Findings in Nine Flocks, January 17, 2016

More Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Diagnosed in Indiana, January 16, 2016

Highly Pathogenic H7N8 Avian Influenza Diagnosed in Indiana Poultry Flock, January 15, 2016

High-Path Avian Influenza: Preparedness, Surveillance and Reporting: Animal Health Advisory, January 15, 2016


Bird Movement Ban Lifts September 17, 2015

Modified Bird Movement Ban Effective July 10, 2015

Indiana Limits Bird Movements to Protect Against Avian Influenza: Animal Health Advisory, May 27, 2015

 Poultry Sales Allowed Under Current Indiana Ban: Animal Health Advisory, May 29, 2015
FAQs to Clarify Poultry Commingling Ban: Animal Health Advisory, May 28, 2015

High-Path Avian Influenza: Animal Health Advisory, May 11, 2015

Food Safety & Human Health 

  • The egg and poultry supplies are safe. All shipments of poultry and eggs are tested to ensure the absence of avian influenza (AI) before moving into the food supply. Always cook poultry products to 165 degrees. 
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the risk of transmission to humans is low. The strains of HPAI that are currently circulating in North America have no history of causing human illness. 

Permit Requirements for Control Areas

Movements of eggs, semen, live birds (including exotics and pets), bird carcasses, and poultry products (including byproducts such as feathers and manure) from HPAI control areas into Indiana must meet all entry requirements and be accompanied by a pre-approved permit. Permits must be obtained from the State Veterinarian of the state-of-origin after specific testing and/or biosecurity requirements are met.

If your premises is in a control area in Indiana, a permit is required to move poultry and poultry products (including eggs, feathers, litter and meat). To request a permit email BOAH at: or call BOAH at: 317-544-2400.

Health requirements for poultry entering Indiana

Surveillance Testing (wild birds)

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sampling wild birds across the state. An interactive map with wild bird test results is available at:

Response Zones

Click here for details about affected areas, including quarantines and movement restrictions.


4-H Poultry Activities

Indiana Poultry Production Data

USDA Trade/Export information

USDA Avian Influenza updates
CDC Information on Avian Influenza
FAQs About Avian Influenza
What's the Difference Between Avian Flu v. Pan Flu
Biosecurity for the birds
DNR Nuisance Wildlife information
DNR Nuisance Canada Goose information