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H1N1 (Swine) Flu. The latest information from the US and Maine CDCs, USDA, and Maine Department of Agriculuture.
Avian Influenza. Worldwide, there are many strains of avian influenza (AI) virus, which can cause varying degrees of illness in poultry. AI viruses can infect chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, ducks, geese and guinea fowl as well as a wide variety of other birds. Migratory waterfowl are also known to carry the less infectious strains of AI viruses. ...more
Chlamydia psittaci is an obligate intracellular bacteria that in some cases can be transmitted to humans. In humans, the resulting infection is referred to as psittacosis (also known as parrot fever or ornithosis) and typically causes influenza-like symptoms and can lead to pneumonia and non-respiratory health problems. ...more
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal disease of the nervous system of deer and elk. The disease belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). ...more
Exotic Newcastle disease (END) is a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting most species of birds. Exotic Newcastle is a foreign animal disease in the U.S. and is considered the most infectious disease of birds and poultry. ...more
Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) is a severe, highly communicable viral disease of cattle and swine. It also affects sheep, goats, deer, and other cloven-hooved ruminants. FMD does not spread from animals to humans. ...more
Rabies. Download a copy of the rabies control measures and planning strategies compiled by the Maine Rabies Work Group: Maine Rabies Management Guidelines, 3rd Edition 2012.
Download a copy of the latest Animal Rabies Quarterly Update report from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) (Formerly Bureau of Health).
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a disease that can lead to an infection called encephalitis (swelling of the brain). WNV was discovered in the U.S. (in New York City) in the summer of 1999. Since then it has spread to many other states, including Maine. ...more
Report a suspected disease to the Maine Department of Agriculture
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