Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed for the first time in Benton and Clatsop counties in Oregon, by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory.

Afflicted birds have been dealt with

Approximately 75 birds, including chickens, ducks, and geese, were affected by the HPAI infection found. The flocks were from backyard producers. All birds are now deceased and have not entered the food system. No quarantine has been issued.

A large outbreak of HPAI was also identified in Oregon in November 2023, resulting in 790,000 birds being euthanized.

Public At Minimal Risk From HPAI Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control note that avian influenza is considered low risk to human health. It doesn't affect poultry meat or egg products. Any poultry, wild or domestic sourced, should be properly prepared and cooked before consumption.

What To Do If You Notice a Sick or Dead Bird

Producers are reminded to follow biosecurity measures, such as washing hands, cleaning tools and vehicles, sanitizing shoes, and limiting visitors.

Death or illness among domestic birds should be immediately reported to ODA. Please report by calling 503-986-4711 (Alt Phone: 1-800-347-7028).

Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) for wild birds. Do not collect or handle the birds but report the incident directly to ODFW at 866-968-2600 or Wildlife.Health@odfw.oregon.gov.



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