Bird flu has infected a commercial turkey flock in Indiana, though the strain is different from the one that caused a widespread outbreak last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday.
This marks the first highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) case since June. In the past year, the U.S. poultry industry has been hit hard by avian flu. Before this latest sighting, HPAI had affected 211 commercial and 21 backyard poultry premises since December 2014.
The USDA said state officials had quarantined the facility in Dubois County, Indiana. Depopulation of the flock has begun to prevent spread of the disease.