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La Porte County on Alert for Mysterious Bird Deaths

(Indianapolis, IN) - La Porte is now on the list of counties with songbirds dying of an unknown sickness.  By last weekend, the Department of Natural Resources had identified fifteen counties with mysterious bird deaths.  Now that list is 50 counties long.


People are advised to remove their outdoor bird feeders until the situation is brought under control.   The unknown sickness is effecting birds like blue jays, robins, grackles, starlings, and cardinals.  According to the DNR, sick birds show neurological signs of illness as well as eye swelling and crusty discharge.


Tissue samples have tested negative for avian influenza and West Nile virus.

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