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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616




Zoonosis Control Branch

Avian Flu Avian Flu
(Avian Influenza, Bird Flu, HPAI)


Reporting Human Avian Flu

Several Texas laws (Tex. Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84 and 87) require specific information regarding notifiable conditions be provided to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others are required to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition (25 Tex. Admin. Code §97.2 New Window).

Report human avian flu (suspected or confirmed) immediately to (800) 705-8868 or (800) 252-8239.


Reporting Sick or Dead Birds

To report sick or dead poultry, please contact the Texas Animal Health Commission, 24 hours, at 1-800-550-8242.

To report sick or dead waterfowl (5 or more in one place), contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Spills and Kills Team closest to you or the TPWD 24 Hour Communications Center:

If you have a sick or dead pet (caged) bird, please contact your veterinarian.

Last updated February 13, 2015