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Report dead birds to health department

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has established a toll-free telephone number for reporting sick, dying or dead birds that might be carriers of bird flu or West Nile virus.Although no bird flu has been identified in any birds in the United States or in Colorado, a new system has been put in place as a precautionary measure in case such birds do reach this continent through world migratory paths.Persons who find dead birds or would like to report sick or dying birds should call the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public at (877) 462-2911. Staff is available to respond to hotline calls from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


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