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Avian Pox--->Please keep your feeders clean

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PLEASE CLEAN YOUR HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS WELL Humans who feed hummingbirds can be one of the first steps where pathogen transmission can be decreased by instituting proper preventive measures such as diligent hummingbird feeder cleaning. Soaking and scrubbing with a 50/50 vinegar/ water ratio can eliminate molds and bacteria. Also, washing with bleach can help. But rinse well. And using a small brush on the food ports will keep their little bills fresh and clean. Detergents and soaps are not suggested at they leave a residue.  First report of laboratory-diagnosedavian poxvirus infection in a hummingbird CHARACTERIZATION OF AVIAN POXVIRUS IN...

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