Avian Flu

General Information
For information on avian influenza (bird flu), visit the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control website.
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Reporting Dead Birds
A new, comprehensive system has been established in Colorado for reporting sick, dying or dead birds that might be carriers either of avian flu or West Nile Virus. Although no avian flu has been identified in any birds in the United States or in Colorado, the system has been established as a precautionary measure in case such birds do reach this continent through world migratory paths.

Persons who find dead birds, or would like to report sick or dying birds in their bird flocks in the state, should call the public Colorado Health Emergency Line (CoHELP) at 877-462-2911. The emergency line staff is available to respond to hotline calls 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.