Oregon Law Aims to Reduce Zoonotic Disease Transmission by Prohibiting Import of Wildlife Deemed to Pose a Risk to Human Health

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 4128, which aims to help prevent zoonotic disease transmission by prohibiting the import of wildlife identified as a human health risk. The legislation also will strengthen state agency coordination to improve prevention, monitoring, and response plans, and imposes criminal penalties for violations. The law became effective immediately.