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West Nile in Dane County


July 19, 2018

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) reports that a dead bird found in Dane County has West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Dane County this year since monitoring for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1st.

“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.

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

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