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by tkhooper on July 11, 2006 02:11 AM
I've never seen anything like this. I've had three birds die along side our building this year.

The landlord isn't doing anything with the dead birds. Should I shovel them up and toss them in the dumpster.

I'm afraid of the bird flu or whatever it is they are talking about.

Does anyone know what I should do?

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by Wrennie on July 11, 2006 02:17 AM
Bird flu is unlikely.
Its usually found in domestic poultry.

Infected birds shed influenza virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Susceptible birds become infected when they have contact with contaminated secretions or excretions or with surfaces that are contaminated with secretions or excretions from infected birds. Domesticated birds may become infected with avian influenza virus through direct contact with infected waterfowl or other infected poultry, or through contact with surfaces (such as dirt or cages) or materials (such as water or feed) that have been contaminated with the virus.
from: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm

Wear disposable rubber gloves (it'll make you feel safer) or use newspaper, wrap them up and dispose of them.

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by Wrennie on July 11, 2006 02:20 AM
Is there a window they may have flown into? Did someone spray for bugs? or spray for mold?Use chemical fertilizer outside? Any of those could have killed them. Even a cat could have left them there.

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by Wrennie on July 11, 2006 02:27 AM
And, heres some info from NAIWBS
Stop for a minute and look at some facts:
Since 2003: Two hundred seven (207) people worldwide have be affected by the Bird Flu (6 million have died from diarrhea)
There are 6,614,519,922 people in the world as of yesterday.
The odds of getting bird flu are 1 in 319,542,202
295,734,134 people live in the United States - you do the math

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by tkhooper on July 11, 2006 02:56 AM
Thanks Wrennie.

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by Thornius on July 11, 2006 05:45 AM
What type of birds are they? It could be West Nile Virus. Crows and Jays are particularly susceptible to West Nile. You have a MUCH better chance of the Moon falling out of the sky and hitting you on the head than you do of getting Bird Flu from a wild bird.

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A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.
by weezie13 on July 16, 2006 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by Thornius:
What type of birds are they? It could be West Nile Virus.
That's exactly what I was going to say..
We've gotten alot of robins and crows and black bird *types,
like starlings or something* with that around here..

Yes to the rubber gloves and a plastic bag...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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