The Pennsylvania Game Commission is asking people to please stop feeding birds because congregating birds could potentially transmit the disease. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has received multiple reports from Chester County of nestling and fledgling songbirds with ocular or neurologic issues, and in some cases these birds have been found dead in large numbers. Cases have also been reported in TN, KY, VA, WV, MD, DE, IN, OH and FL.
Please report all occurrences online ➡ https://bit.ly/3htNiaJ. As a precaution, please avoid handling birds and keep your pets away from sick or dead birds.
Updates will be provided on the Game Commission Alert page ➡ https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx.
UPDATE: News release now available here ➡️ https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/game-commission-details.aspx?newsid=479&fbclid=IwAR13ShN_9pSwinyvZ0Z-hsOrPnbTtdmND6vTA-jMoutWe3hrYEanwGfqDzc