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La Salle County Health Department begins bird surveillance

Posted by wlpo on May 21, 2013

          You can get West Nile Virus from infected mosquitoes, but people aren’t the only animals affected by the disease.  Birds can also become infected and die.

          The La Salle County Health Department is again collecting dead birds to look for signs of the virus.  They’re looking for dead crows, blue jays, swallows and other birds that obviously didn’t die from an injury.  They will only take birds that have dead for less than 48 hours and are not decaying.

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