By CBSNewYork Team

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut environmental officials are telling residents to beware of sick songbirds.

Since mid-May young songbirds in New Jersey, the mid-Atlantic, the Southeast and parts of the Midwest have been found dead in large numbers.

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The birds have suffered eye swelling and inability to stand.

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Officials urge residents to take precautions, don’t feed birds and clean feeders and bird baths.

You should also keep pets away from sick birds.

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So far, there are no known cases in Connecticut.

CBSNewYork Team