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GLIN==> Botulism type E outbreaks in Michigan

Title: Botulism type E outbreaks in Michigan
Botulism in Michigan and the Great Lakes

Botulism has been identified as a problem for fish and birds in Lakes Ontario and Erie, and now along Lake Michigan. Removing dead birds and fish immediately and properly disposing them may help prevent the spread of botulism.  You can help:      
- Do not handle dead fish or birds with your bare hands.
- Dispose of carcasses by double bagging and placing in the trash.

For more information about what you can do, go to Michigan Sea Grant's web site at http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/habitat/avian.html

For more information about botulism in the news, see GLIN News archive: http://www.glin.net/dailynews/search.html?searchkey=botulism&op=seen&duration=365

Elizabeth LaPorte, (734) 647-0767
Communications Director & Education Co-Leader
Email: elzblap@umich.edu  |  Web: www.miseagrant.umich.edu

Michigan Sea Grant College Program
Samuel T. Dana Building
440 Church Street, Suite 4044
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1041