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HPAI confirmed in Georgia commercial duck flock

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Agriculture and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Nov. 22 announced a commercial duck breeding operation located in Sumter County, Ga., has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza. This is the first confirmation of HPAI in a commercial waterfowl flock in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply, and no affected animals entered the food chain. The risk of human infection with avian influenza during poultry outbreaks is very low.

“For the first time in 2023, HPAI has been confirmed in a commercial duck. . .

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