By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Several weeks after experts began investigating a number of mysterious deaths of birds in Pennsylvania, officials say the number of reports of illnesses are declining.READ MORE: Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board Votes To End Training By Contractor Hired To Train Corrections Officers
Last month, The Game Commission and experts from the Wildlife Futures Program at Penn Vet were investigating dozens of reports of songbirds that were sick or dying because of an “emerging health condition” that’s currently unknown.
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Residents of Western Pennsylvania were urged to take preventative steps and remove bird feeders from their yards in order to help contain the spread of any disease into our region.
Now, the Audubon Society says the recent reports of illnesses have been “declining significantly.”MORE NEWS: 3 Medical Helicopters Called To Crash In Butler County
The Audubon Society says another update will come in the future, and that there is hope that feeding of birds may be able to resume in the next few weeks.