August 12, 2002
STATE LAB CONFIRMS NINE MORE BIRDS TEST POSITIVE
FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
For more information about protecting yourself and eliminating mosquito-breeding areas on your property, log onto the Health Department’ s Web site . Look for the “Skeeter Defeater” logo.
American crows, blue jays and common raptors are the most likely carriers of West Nile in the Mecklenburg County area. Those are the only birds that the State lab will test for the virus, and the only birds that will be collected by the Health Department.