Bismarck, N.D. – According to the state officials, following a detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), comingling events such as poultry and bird shows, sales and swaps will only be prohibited in the affected county, unless the 10 km control zone extends into an adjoining county.

It this case, that county will also be restricted. If no new cases emerge in 30 days after a detection, the suspension will be automatically lifted for that area.

Avian influenza infects many species of wild birds and can be transmitted by direct contact with infected birds or contaminated food or water.

Sick and dead wild birds should be reported to North Dakota Game and Fish here.

No other information is available at the moment.