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State Agriculture Department Renews High Path Avian Influenza Emergency Orders

Poultry Entering State Must be Tested or Certified Healthy, Poultry Flocks Must Maintain Biosecurity

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has extended Emergency Orders to prevent High Path Avian Influenza from infecting Maryland poultry flocks. These measures are in response to the continuing threat of an outbreak. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today detected the presence of the H5N2 strain of avian influenza in a wild mallard duck in Montana. There has been no detection of associated illness or mortality in domestic poultry, but this serves as a timely reminder of the continuing threat of HPAI in the United States. Read More

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Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889