Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reminder that it’s West Nile Virus season now.

You can review what you can do to prevent this new invasive disease on our West Nile Virus page.

Most important is to remember that dead birds, especially crows, should be reported to Monroe County so they can assess the threat this summer of West Nile Virus.

To report a dead crow, go to this Monroe County website: Public Health Monroe County, NY ---Also read: West Nile poses a threat, despite dry weather - Rochester, NY - MPNnow With an unusually dry summer slowly winding down, prime season for West Nile virus is here, officials say.

So far, there have been no reports of the disease in either Monroe or Ontario counties, but Monroe County Department of Health spokesman John Ricci said the threat heightens at the end of August and early September. (August 24, 07) Messenger Post Newspapers

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