A public meeting about avian influenza (bird flu) is being held to provide up-to-date information for poultry producers and owners of backyard flocks and interested members of the public.
The meeting will cover what symptoms to look for in birds and what people can do to protect susceptible bird species.
Although there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of bird flu in two flocks in Okanogan County (in Riverside and Oroville) there is no documented transmission from birds to humans in North America. The avian disease is unrelated to the strain of human flu that has sickened people this winter,
The meeting is Monday (Feb. 9) at 1 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room in Okanogan. The presenter is the assistant district director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Click to download a PDF flyer about the meeting: Avian Influenza Mtg
Click to download a PDF flyer from Okanogan County about the bird flu: Okanogan County bird flu info 2-3-15