Do birds infected with West Nile virus die or become ill?
Yes. Since West Nile virus was discovered in the United States in 1999, the virus has been detected in over 300 species of dead birds. Although some infected birds, especially crows and jays, frequently die of infection, most birds survive.

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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?