Oregon Bird Flu Triggers Quarantines
After bird flu was reported in western Oregon earlier this week, the state Department of Agriculture has established quarantine areas. On Tuesday, a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in Lane County. Due to federal and international disease control requirements, a regional quarantine for all avian species and vehicle traffic involved with avian species has been issued for an area extending a minimum of 10 kilometers around the infected property.
According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, this quarantine will prevent the movement of poultry from within this area for a period of time sufficient to allow state and federal officials to conduct surveillance within the quarantine area to ensure no additional cases of bird flu exist. The quarantine also applies to importation of all birds from states where a state or federal quarantined area due to HPAI exists.
Click Here For A Map of the outbreak areas in Linn and Lane Counties and the quarantine area in Lane County. Interested parties may enter their address to determine whether they are included in the quarantine area. Organizers of events involving birds must immediately inform the Oregon State Veterinarian of any scheduled events. Additionally, they must share the new rules with the event exhibitors and vendors.
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