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UPDATE: Bird Flu Confirmed In Polk County

6/10 UPDATE: More bird flu is confirmed in Oregon.

The Department of Agriculture says the latest cases are in a backyard flock of duck and geese in Polk County.

6/7 UPDATE: (Salem, OR) — A quarantine in Lane County to help limit the spread of bird flu has been lifted.

The quarantine was put into effect on May 17th after bird flu was detected in a backyard flock.

The quarantine prevented birds in a six mile radius from being transported.

The infected birds were euthanized.

No new cases have been found in the area.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the state’s request to lift the quarantine.

Agriculture officials urge people with backyards flocks to take steps that will keep them separated from wild birds.

–Earlier Story–

(Seattle, WA) — Two new bird flu infections have been detected in Washington state.

Both cases are in backyard flocks in King County.

Bird flu has now been detected in 11 domestic, backyard flocks in eight counties.

Washington Department of Agriculture officials are urging residents with backyard flocks to increase biosecurity measures to keep them from being infected.

–Original Story–

EUGENE, Ore. – Bird flu continues to spread across the Pacific Northwest.

And now more precautions are in place.

After an outbreak in Lane County, the Department of Agriculture has issued a regional quarantine for a 10 kilometer area.

The quarantine will keep anyone from transporting any species of bird and prevent the movement of poultry in the designated area of the county.

In Washington, State Veterinarian Amber Itle has recommended a pause on poultry markets for the next few weeks.

Humans are at low risk for bird flu.

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