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Mystery illness killing birds in 3 mid-Atlantic states, officials say. ‘Keep pets away’

Idaho Statesman
 11 days ago

Birds are dying from a mysterious eye illness in multiple mid-Atlantic states, and health experts are concerned enough to warn direct contact with them should be avoided. The U.S. Geological Survey posted the alert Wednesday, noting the illness has been reported in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. “Sporadic” cases have been reported in neighboring states, Virginia officials say.