Delaware Officials Involve Residents in Detecting West Nile Virus

May 29, 2014

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Natural resources officials are asking that residents report sick or dead wild birds as part of the state's monitoring of the West Nile virus.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section said Wednesday that beginning June 2, resident can report sick or dead crows, blue jays, cardinals, robins, and hawks or owls. Residents are also asked to report clusters of five or more sick or dead wild birds of any species.

Officials say some dead birds will be collected and tested for West Nile virus.

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can be transmitted to humans and horses.

Residents can report sick or dead birds to Mosquito Control's Glasgow office at 302-836-2555, or the Milford