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State declares avian quarantine zone here

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Regional quarantine established in Lane County after confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza 

Most of the north Eugene-Springfield metro area is under a regional quarantine for avian species and related vehicle traffic.

According to an online map of the outbreak areas in Linn and Lane Counties and the quarantine area in Lane County, the quarantine zone covers the area north of Marcure Road, north of OR-126 from Mohawk to Washington-Jefferson, then west of Washington-Jefferson, north of Fifth, and east of Highway 99, up to the Harrisburg area.

Interested parties may visit the online map to determine whether their addresses are included in the quarantine area. 

This regional 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 HPAI exist. The quarantine also applies to importation of all birds from states where a state or federal quarantined area due to HPAI exists.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Lane County, OR on May 17, 2022.

Due to federal and international disease control requirements, a regional quarantine for all avian species and vehicle traffic involved with avian species (under authority of ORS 596.402) has been issued for an area extending a minimum of 10 kilometers around the infected property. 

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.

Temporary emergency rules were filed with the Oregon Secretary of State on May 19. Please review the rules for additional details on the areas and items under restriction. 

If you see sick or dead wild birds, do not collect or handle them but report the incident directly to ODFW at 866-968-2600 or Wildlife.Health@odfw.oregon.gov.

Source: Oregon Department of Agriculture, https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORODA/bulletins/3187112

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