Bird flu continues to be an issue in Oregon.  The state Department of Agriculture confirmed Thursday a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a backyard flock in Coos County.  The flock of 25 birds was a mix of chickens and ducks.  ODA said the flock owners did not sell eggs or other poultry products therefore federal guidelines do no not require a quarantine.

Other Oregon counties where HPAI has been confirmed include Deschutes, Lane, Linn, and Polk.

ODA advises commercial poultry and backyard flock owners to be vigilant with biosecurity measures and surveillance.  Preventing any contact between wild birds and domestic flocks is the best way to protect domestic birds from HPAI.  Death or illness among domestic birds should be reported to ODA by calling (503) 986-4711, or (800) 347-7028.

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