Q Fever in Linn and Benton Counties

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There have already been four confirmed cases of Q Fever in Benton and Linn Counties this year, but public health officials say there is not a threat that residents should be concerned about. Officials say Q Fever usually spreads from goats, cattle, or sheep. They can pass it to humans through bodily … Continue reading »

Deadly Sheep Disease Hits Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Around 300 sheep in Douglas County are being euthanized after the Department of Agriculture found they were at a high risk for a deadly sheep disease. ┬áIt’s a disease known to be deadly to sheep called Scrapie that’s back in Oregon for the first time in five years. “Scrapie is not … Continue reading »