What should I do if I find a dead bird?
This type of reporting can help with the early detection of illnesses like West Nile virus, known to cause death in birds. Please report a dead bird to us by calling us or filling out a dead animal/bird report form on line. You may be informed to simply dispose of the bird’s carcass (body), don’t handle it with your bare hands. Use a shovel, gloves or an inverted plastic bag to place the carcass in a garbage bag, which can then be disposed of in your outdoor trash .

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. How do people get West Nile virus?
3. How soon do people get sick after getting bitten by an infected mosquito?
4. What are the symptoms of West Nile virus disease?
5. How can people reduce the chance of getting infected?
6. What repellent should I use?
7. How do birds get infected with West Nile virus?
8. Do birds infected with West Nile virus die or become ill?
9. What should I do if I find a dead bird?
10. Where can I report a problem with mosquitoes?