ODA prepares as highly contagious bird flu found in pacific flyway | News - petsitterbank

ODA prepares as highly contagious bird flu found in pacific flyway | News







OREGON– The Oregon Department of Agriculture is preparing as a highly contagious bird flu was found in the pacific flyway.

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) confirmed a bald eagle found dead in British Columbia, Canada tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), officials said.

According to officials, the Eurasian strain called H5N1 is highly contagious and deadly. It is found in domestic poultry.

If you raise chickens or domestic poultry, officials said to be aware of this novel disease, practice biosecurity, and track any unusual cases.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said HPAI detections do not present an immediate public health concern.

No human cases of these viruses have been found in the US

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