West Nile virus tracking and monitoring season is underway and an updated online dead bird reporting system is available for state residents to use. Dead birds can be the first sign that West Nile virus is circulating in a community.
Pierce County woman in her 70s was likely exposed to the virus while traveling out of state, but another case, a Yakima man in his 30s, hadn’t left the state.
Because West Nile virus is primarily a disease of birds, especially crows, ravens, jays, magpies, and hawks, health officials are asking the public to report dead birds they find.
King County health officials are asking the public to help track the spread of West Nile virus by reporting dead crows, ravens, jays and magpies.
As part of their efforts to detect and track West Nile virus, King County health officials want you to report any dead birds you may see.
Public health officials report that a dead crow found in Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood on August 24th was infected with the West Nile virus.