2001-07-25 / Briefly Noted
No West Nile Virus Birds Found In Putnam
Despite the fact that no birds infected with the West Nile Virus have been reported in Putnam County, State Health officials continue to encourage residents to continue to report dead birds, particularly crows, to the local health department or via a toll free number (1-866-537BIRD). Tracking the numbers of dead crows will help measure the potential human health risk from the virus. Also critical are continued efforts to remove areas of standing water where mosquitoes breed.