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Indiana Lifts Bird Flu Quarantine on Poultry Sites, Including Whitley County

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indiana State Board of Animal Health has lifted its quarantine and other restrictions on poultry sites in Whitley County following the detection of bird flu there last month.
 
The board said Monday the quarantine was lifted on poultry sites within three kilometers (1.86 miles) of the Whitley County mixed backyard flock where the virus was detected in early May. Other restrictions on all other poultry sites with 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) also were lifted Sunday.
 
It says all birds on 30 poultry sites within the 3-kilometer zone were tested twice for the virus and all tests came back negative. 
 
The board has imposed a statewide ban on moving poultry and other birds to events such as county fairs in hopes of preventing the spread of bird flu.

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