Bird Flu Press Kit

​​This page is designed to provide reporters covering high path avian influenza, also known as bird flu, with current and accurate information about Bird Flu in Maryland and the Delmarva region.

HPAI Media Briefing (YouTube) - 1/7/2015  

Background Information  

Current Status 

Press Releases

  • All press releases about Avian Influenza (aka bird flu) will be posted on the main press release page as well as on the Bird Flu blog and related agency Twitter feeds. 

Social Media

  • @MdBirdFlu is the department's Twitter feed dedicated solely to information about Bird Flu. It scrolls at right. This will have the most accurate information available. 
  • Other social media accounts that will have information about bird flu in Maryland include the agency's main twitter feed @MdAgDept and the department's Facebook​ page.


Below are links to photographs of poultry houses and farms that reporters may use in stories about bird flu. Please credit photograph, as indicated. 


B-roll for television or online reporters

​​Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Julie Oberg
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Vanessa Orlando
Public Information Officer - Digital Engagement  
Telephone: 410-841-5889

Jason Schellhardt​
Public Information Officer - Media Relations
Telephone: 410-841-5744