West Nile Virus in Washington County

A dead crow found in Washington County tests positive for West Nile virus. People should protect themselves from mosquito bites, as they transfer the disease from birds to humans. Using bug spray, wearing longer clothing, and getting rid of standing water can help reduce the amount of mosquitoes around you. While another bird tested positive for West Nile in Columbia County last month, this is the first confirmed case in Washington County this year.