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Georgia announces it is ‘HPAI-Free’ following Nov. outbreak in commercial duck flock

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ATLANTA — On Dec. 29, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper announced that as of Dec. 27, 2023, Georgia has achieved free status for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry following a November outbreak at a commercial raised-for-release waterfowl facility in Southwest Georgia. As listed with the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH, formerly OIE), this designation allows exports and international trade for Georgia poultry products to be restored.

“Following the detection of HPAI in a commercial raised-for-release waterfowl flock in Southwest Georgia, our State Agricultural Response Team (SART) immediately deployed to the affected premises. . .

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