New York State and Seneca Park Zoo take measures to protect birds against flu

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) – New York has banned all outdoor exhibits or shows that involve fowl birds starting Friday, because of detection of avian flu in the state. The flu strain affects a variety of bird species but not humans.

Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester announced on Monday that they are moving some typically outdoors inside for precautions against the avian flu.

In New York State, four flocks of chicken have tested positive. Wild birds, including snow geese and wild ducks have tested positive. State departments are working with the U.S Department of Agriculture to monitor the virus.

Officials are reaching out to the state’s poultry and egg farms to prepare for possible avian flu cases.