Where can I get more information on Rabies, Lyme Disease and the Bird Flu?
Question: "Is it safe to feed backyard birds?"
Answer: The severe bird flu called H5N1 avian
influenza has not been found anywhere in the
United States. Even if bird flu does come to the U.S.,
it’s important to know that bird flu is hard for people to
- If you enjoy feeding the birds, go ahead. Some
things you can do to keep it safe and fun are:
- Clean and disinfect bird feeders regularly and wash your hands
afterward.Do not touch any backyard birds with your
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