West Nile Virus found – not here, but advice for you anyway

There’s advice for everybody in King County, in the announcement by county Public Health that a dead crow in Laurelhurst tested positive for West Nile Virus – “the first West Nile positive finding in King County in 2009,” they say. The advice: Protect yourself against mosquito bites. And report any dead birds to 206-205-4394, or by sending an online report (scroll down this page). Only one human case of WNV has been reported in our state this year, in Klickitat County; this state report about that case includes symptom info. (Side note – the aforementioned county website section has a handy-for-multiple-purposes bird-ID gallery.)

4 Replies to "West Nile Virus found - not here, but advice for you anyway"

  • Sasquatch September 8, 2009 (1:54 pm)

    There’s a crow with missing feathers around 35th and Massachusetts. Do the birds with West Nile look worse for wear?

  • Sasquatch September 8, 2009 (1:55 pm)

    I meant 35th and Othello.

  • wseye September 8, 2009 (2:28 pm)

    Laurelhurst is mostly populated by attorneys… I wonder if there is a connection?

  • Buddsmom September 8, 2009 (2:32 pm)

    Molting season.

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