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To report dead birds

October 05, 2000

To report dead birds



Public health officials are encouraging Tri-State residents to report any dead birds, especially crows, they find. Crows are highly susceptible to the West Nile virus. Do not handle the dead birds without gloves.

Not every dead crow is worth testing.

West Nile virus can only be isolated from relatively fresh carcasses, dead 24 hours or less.

In Pennsylvania, call the state Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258.

In Maryland, call the state's Nile Virus hotline at 1-888-584-3110.

In West Virginia, call your local health department.

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