Wisconsin Finds First West-Nile Ridden Bird Of The Year

Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 8:07 am

Wisconsin has found it’s first West-Nile ridden bird of 2013, after a dead crow tested positive for the virus in Washington County

The State Department of Health Services tells citizens to keep caution on receiving mosquito bites, and recognize the infected birds as an early warning sign of the virus.

West-Nile can be spread through animals and humans through one lone mosquito bite. Experts say people should limit their time outside during the night while bugs are in droves. Remembering to apply insect repellant frequently is important, as well as remembering to leave screens and windows shut.

According to the AP, most people won’t show any symptoms. With a low risk of infection, some symptoms include fever and rash that can be recovered from. A small number of people however can develop serious neurological problems.

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