Current Community Concerns

Cold Weather / Winter Storms

(SARs2-CoV-2 novel coronavirus)

Domestic & Wild Animal Illness

It is possible but unusual for a sickness or virus that an animal may have to transfer to a human. The Okanogan Public Health District (OCPHD) works with area residents and medical professionals to address communicable diseases in humans but does not have a role in addressing possible animal illness or dead animals. OCPHD becomes a team partner to help connect medical care, arrange services and take measures to help prevent a disease from spreading if
  1) a person has had direct contact with a sick animal, or
  2) a lab test has confirmed the person is sick with the same illness as the animal they encountered.

Here are a few quick reference links to help direct you to helpful resources about issues with dead or sick animals:

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