LANE COUNTY, ORE. — On May 17, the US Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Lane County, Ore. 

A regional quarantine has been issued for all avian species and vehicle traffic involved with the species for any area within six miles of the infected property. 

The quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of HPAI by restricting the movement of poultry within the area, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said. State and federal officials will monitor the outbreak during this period to ensure that there are no additional cases.

On May 19, the Oregon Secretary of State filed temporary emergency rules in response to the outbreak.

Outbreaks of the H5N1 bird flu have affected commercial poultry operations in the Midwest in 2022 by killing more than 38 million chickens and turkeys. 

Interested parties may access a map of the outbreak and quarantine areas online. By entering their address, they can determine whether they are within the quarantine bounds.