A spokes person with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has stated that the agency had tested the dead crows for several diseases including West Nile and Avian Flu ( Bird Flu). All of which those tests were negative. The DEC has made meaningful progress towards ruling out many of the potential significant causes of the crow mortality in the Town of Wallkill. The DEC is currently consulting experts and examining tissue samples from the crows. The spokesperson hinted the investigation into this series of crow deaths might end similarly to other investigations into crow deaths: with no clear explanation. It is not uncommon in the field of wildlife pathology for the diagnosis to be unknown despite significant effort and testing.
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