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Date of this Version

October 2006


Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is an acute, infectious, often fatal viral disease of some wild ruminants. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in Free-ranging Deer From West-Central Indiana. Bluetongue is an insect-borne, viral disease primarily of sheep, occasionally goats and deer and, very rarely, cattle. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has had a sophisticated disease surveillance system in place since 2000 to monitor mosquitoes and birds that can potentially carry West Nile virus (WNV). Testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Indiana’s deer herd will continue this fall. Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Petitions and Request for Comments. For updates on avian influenza surveillance throughout the United States, visit the National HPAI Early Detection Data System at their website at http://wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai/. Dr. E. Raizman from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine with his graduate student L. Keefe are conducting a long term study of tick-borne diseases for the state of Indiana. State health officials this fall announced the first human case of rabies in Indiana since 1959. The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) serves the people of Indiana by diagnosing disease in livestock, poultry, companion animals and wildlife, as well as providing blood testing of animals for federally mandated disease programs such as brucellosis or pseudorabies.