Dead Bird Tests Positive For West Nile - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/28/03

Dead Bird Tests Positive For West Nile

Those dead birds NewsChannel 11 showed last week are getting renewed attention. Now, one of those birds has tested positive for West Nile. The positive confirmation comes just days after the health department reported, two humans were being treated for the virus.

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Lubbock Vector Control says it will continue to monitor the dead bird situation and test mosquitos. You can not get West Nile from a dead bird, so the health department suggests simply using plastic gloves and a plastic bag to dispose of any dead birds in your yard.

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