CDC/ACIP [to 8 Dec 2018]

CDC/ACIP [to 8 Dec 2018]

MMWR News Synopsis for Friday, December 7, 2018
Public Health Response to an Avian Influenza H7N8 Outbreak in Commercial Turkey Flocks— Indiana, 2016
Surveillance for influenza among responders to an outbreak of avian influenza in turkeys in Indiana in 2016 did not detect any human illnesses. Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks are animal health emergencies that require aggressive control measures. If the virus causing an outbreak is capable of causing human illness, then there could be health risks for the responders. The Indiana State Department of Health and the Dubois County Health Department worked together to monitor the health of people who responded to an outbreak of avian influenza in commercial turkey flocks in 2016. No human cases of avian influenza were detected.