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Gypsy Moth

Links Gypsy Moth in North America US Forest Service Treatment Area Maps Quarantine Quarantine Amendment Federal Quarantine Map Slow The Spread of the Gypsy Moth Project Gypsy Moth History Gypsy moths don’t belong in North America. They are native to parts of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa and were first brought to the United States in the

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease affecting the respiratory, digestive, and/or nervous system of many species of birds. It is caused by a Type A influenza virus. There are two types of avian influenza virus, low pathogenicity (LPAI) and high pathogenicity (HPAI). Wild birds are the natural hosts for the virus. Avian flu

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), is identified as the causative agent in ash tree mortality and decline. No bigger than a penny, this green menace has wreacked havoc on millions of ash trees in the Midwest and if not controlled it could wipe out the ash tree species in North America. The

Thousand Cankers Disease & The Walnut Twig Beetle

The presence of Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) in the eastern region significantly increases the risk to black walnut (Juglans nigra) trees in Illinois. Black walnut is a highly valued tree, both economically and environmentally; it is also highly susceptible to TCD. If found in Illinois, this disease would threaten native black walnut stands as well

Premises Registration

Register your premises easily and at no cost by downloading the Registration Form to submit by email, fax, or mail.  If you have questions,  contact the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare at 217/782-4944.  Premises owners no longer have direct access to the premises registration system due to new security protocols that have been implemented. 

Mad Cow Disease

What is BSE or mad cow disease? BSE is a class of degenerative neurological diseases that is characterized by a very long incubation period and 100 percent mortality. BSE affects cattle. Cattle affected by BSE experience progressive degeneration of the nervous system. The animals may display changes in temperament, such as nervousness or aggression, abnormal

Monkey Pox

Due to the recent concerns involving Monkeypox virus from infected prairie dogs and possibly Gambian rats, the following information should be considered to minimize the threat to the domestic pet and wildlife populations. Animals in the current outbreak of Monkeypox virus have had symptoms such as fever, cough, reddened and runny eyes, nasal discharge, labored

Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease affecting the respiratory, digestive, and/or nervous system of many species of birds. It is caused by a Type A influenza virus. There are two types of avian influenza virus, low pathogenicity (LPAI) and high pathogenicity (HPAI). Wild birds are the natural hosts for the virus. Avian flu

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