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Officials say Illinois residents can resume use of bird feeders, baths as flu outbreak risk subsides

State officials say that residents in Illinois can resume using bird feeders and birdbaths after telling residents last month to halt use due to an influenza outbreak that was killing birds. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) made the announcement in an update Tuesday. The department previously said the EA H5N1 strain of Highly […]

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Officials urge Illinois residents to halt use of bird feeders, baths due to flu outbreak

State officials on Thursday said they are urging residents in Illinois to stop using bird feeders and birdbaths due to an influenza outbreak killing birds. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) issued updated public recommendations regarding wild birds. The department said the EA H5N1 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is currently impacting […]

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Over 200 birds die in a week from flu outbreak at forest preserve in Barrington

Officials estimate over 200 birds have died from a flu outbreak at Baker’s Lake in Barrington last week. According to laboratory results from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the large bird population at the Baker’s Lake forest preserve in Barrington is suffering from a presumed outbreak of H5 avian influenza, the Forest Preserves of […]