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West Nile found in Sauk County

 

July 12, 2018



The Sauk County Health Department reports a dead crow tested positive for West Nile virus on 7/5/2018. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Sauk County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

“The positive bird means that residents of Sauk County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,” Tara Hayes, Health Officer/ Health Director said.

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

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