Tag Archive: bird pathogens (14)

Late Summer Health Threats: Blue-Green Algae and Avian Botulism

August 11, 2021
As we head into the dog days of summer, dogs and people are drawn to the cool waters of local lakes and ponds. Swimming, boating, and other water recreation that we share with our pets is a prime source of outdoor entertainment to beat the heat. However, August and September... Read More

Scientists Searching for Origins of Mysterious Bird Disease

July 22, 2021
Songbirds dying across 11 states as researchers work to uncover the cause Earlier this spring, a mysterious illness killing young songbirds began spreading across several mid-Atlantic states. Today as many as 11 states are affected, including Indiana, but researchers still don’t know what is causing the deaths. Here is what... Read More

Scientists Researching Mysterious Bird Disease Killing Young Songbirds

July 22, 2021
Songbirds dying across 11 states as researchers work to uncover the cause Earlier this spring, a mysterious illness killing young songbirds began spreading across several mid-Atlantic states. Today as many as 11 states are affected, including Indiana, but researchers still don’t know what is causing the deaths. Here is what... Read More

Scientists Investigating the Origins of Mysterious Disease Killing Birds

July 22, 2021
Songbirds dying across 11 states as researchers work to uncover the cause Earlier this spring, a mysterious illness killing young songbirds began spreading across several mid-Atlantic states. Today as many as 11 states are affected, including Indiana, but researchers still don’t know what is causing the deaths. Here is what... Read More

Pandemics, Birds, and Migration: What You Should Know

December 3, 2020
Covid-19 has upended many aspects of modern human life in ways that are likely to stay with us even after it is gone. But as dramatic as the changes have been, Covid-19 is not a one-of-a-kind event. Covid is a zoonotic disease, meaning it originated in animals and then mutated... Read More

Important Information About Bird Migration and Pandemics

December 3, 2020
Covid-19 has upended many aspects of modern human life in ways that are likely to stay with us even after it is gone. But as dramatic as the changes have been, Covid-19 is not a one-of-a-kind event. Covid is a zoonotic disease, meaning it originated in animals and then mutated... Read More

Bird Deterrent Strategies for Food Supply Safety

May 12, 2020
At a time when the food industry is struggling to manage the devastating effects of the coronavirus, the recent outbreak of avian flu in South Carolina was a stark reminder that the threats to our food supply come in many forms. Confirmation of the highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza (HPAI)... Read More

Bird-Related Indoor Air Quality Issues: A Threat to Human Health

April 23, 2020
Knowledge, as we've learned only too well in recent weeks, is one of the best defenses when it comes to preventing the spread of disease. Unfortunately, some of the most serious health hazards associated with birds are among the least familiar. Many people do not understand the risks associated with... Read More