State monitors discoveries of dead birds in an effort to track West Nile virus

The Delaware Mosquito Control section wants to hear from you if you encounter any sick or dead birds of certain species in the wild. 


The program underway today is part of an effort to monitor the possibility of West Nile virus occuring in Delaware.   Dead or sick crows, blue jays, robins, cardinals, hawks or owls, plus clusters of five or more sick or dead wild birds of any species, should be reported to DNREC.  (302-422-1512 in Sussex and Southern Kent counties, 302-836-2555 in New Castle and northern Kent counties) 

No cases of West Nile virus in humans have been reported in Delaware since 2008. 

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