DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind.--An outbreak of avian flu on a farm in Dubois County mean 29,000 turkeys are being destroyed.
The outbreak is the first in Indiana since 2016, according the Indiana Board of Animal Health. The turkeys are being destroyed to try and contain the outbreak. Seventeen farms in the area will be under quarantine, and birds at those farms will have to be tested.
A representative from the Board told WFIE in Evansville that a 15-square-mile area will have to be surveyed to make sure the disease is not spreading.
An outbreak of abaian flu will not affect people, but it can impact Indiana’s trade partners, both domestic and international.
During the last avian flu outbreak, which was in northern Indiana, more than 100,000 chickens and turkeys had to be destroyed.
Once the turkeys on the farm in Dubois County are gone, the entire far will be disinfected.