Dead bird found in Dane County tests positive for West Nile virus.

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MADISON, Wis. – Health officials say a dead bird found in Dane County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Officials from Public Health Madison & Dane County say this is the first bird that tested positive for the virus in Dane County this year since monitoring for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  Mosquitoes get the virus by feeding on infected birds.

“Finding this bird reminds us that West Nile Virus is still with us and residents need to continue their efforts to prevent mosquito bites,” says John Hausbeck, PHMDC environmental health supervisor.

The Wisconsin Division of Public Health will continue surveillance for West Nile virus through the summer. 

Source: https://www.channel3000.com/news/dead-bird-found-in-dane-county-tests-positive-for-west-nile-virus/767720176

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