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North Carolina achieves HPAI-free status

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has been designated High Path Avian Influenza-free by the World Organization for Animal Health. This designation means that the state can resume exports and international trade for poultry products.

Under WOAH guidelines, HPAI-free status can be declared after the disease has been eliminated on all affected farms and no new infections are detected during a 28-day waiting period.

“Beginning in January, when migratory birds traveling through the state tested positive for HPAI, we have been on high alert,” said N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Our Veterinary Division, poultry companies, commodity organizations. . .

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