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Neisseria meningitidis
Six University of Oregon students have contracted meningococcal disease since mid-January; one student died of the disease. University and public health officials are working to prevent further infections.
baby chick
Contact with live poultry (chicks, chickens, ducklings, ducks, geese and turkeys) can be a source of human Salmonella infections. Learn how to reduce your risk.
Oregon Public Health Division epidemiologists are monitoring an investigation by USDA and Oregon Department of Agriculture of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza found in domestic birds in Douglas County, Oregon. The risk of human infection is low.
ebola virus
Since March 2014, an outbreak of Ebola is affecting several West African countries. The risk in Oregon is low, and no confirmed cases have been reported in the state. Health officials are prepared in the unlikely event Ebola is confirmed in Oregon.