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STATEWIDE — More than 40 Indiana counties are reporting sick or dying songbirds, says the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

DNR says it has received over 1,110 reports of ill or dying birds.

Indiana poultry farms have been warned by the State Board of Animal Health to keep their flocks separated from wild birds that may be carrying an illness.

Denise Derrer is a spokesperson for the State Board of Animal Health. She told WISH-TV:

“We know so little about what’s happening with songbirds that we just want to make sure we take precautions now and make sure it doesn’t cross over into the poultry side of things.”

Indiana is not the only state experiencing songbird deaths. The Kentucky Department of Wildlife has received 1,200 similar reports.

Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio have all asked people to remove bird feeders in an effort to prevent the spread of the mysterious illness.