Bird hunters should follow standard safety steps to avoid potential exposure to avian influenza and other viruses or bacteria.
Visit the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Avian Health Program website for information on how to best protect your flock
Call the Washington State Department of Health for questions about your own health: 1-800-525-0127.
Please do not bring dead birds to the Health Department. You may dispose of it by placing it in a doubled plastic bag, using gloves or a shovel. Dead animals should not be picked up with your bare hands.