Hundreds of birds wash up on Martha's Vineyard, officials fear bird flu

Hundreds of birds wash up on Martha’s Vineyard, officials fear bird flu

Hundreds of dead birds have washed up on Martha’s Vineyard and animal control officials believe a highly contagious strain of bird flu may be responsible. they have crawled all over the island and it is “extremely dangerous” for a small island. Animal control officers collected the birds and sent many to the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife for testing. The animal control office said the new strain could become a major problem that could take years to recover from. The office warned residents not to touch the birds. He asked them to keep their dogs on leashes on the beaches, to be careful going into the water as many are floating on seaweed, and to notify animal control if they find dead birds. This type of bird flu is considered low risk to people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Video below: Dozens of geese found dead in NH after contracting bird flu

Hundreds of dead birds have washed up on Martha’s Vineyard, and animal control officials believe a highly contagious strain of bird flu may be to blame.

Tisbury Animal Control posted an “bird flu warning” on social media Monday, telling residents that hundreds of dead cormorants have turned up across the island and that it is “extremely dangerous” for a small island.

Animal control officers collected the birds and sent many to the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife for testing.

The animal control office said the new strain could become a major problem that could take years to recover from.

The office warned residents not to touch the birds. He asked them to keep their dogs on leashes on the beaches, to be careful going into the water as many are floating on seaweed, and to notify animal control if they find dead birds.

This type of bird flu is considered low risk to people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.

Video below: Dozens of geese found dead in NH after contracting bird flu

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