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Reporting Dead Birds a Part of Monitoring West Nile Virus


Local and State health officials are sharing tips on how to protect yourself and your family and pets from mosquito and tick bites during the summer season. The State Department of Health Services launched the “Fight the Bite” campaign last week to help spread the word about preventing bites, and to help stop the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

Last year, 33 human cases of West Nile Virus were reported in Wisconsin, and Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says one way they look for the presence of West Nile is to test dead birds found in the county. She says there is a number to call if you find a dead bird to report it to the county. “If you find any Blue Jays, Ravens or Crows that are acting funny and they die or you just find them dead, we would like to test those,” she said. “You can call the Health Department at 929-3085, or you can call the Dead Bird Hotline specifically, at 1-800-433-1610.” Those species are of particular interest because they are known to get sick and die from a West Nile Virus infection.

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