Crow tests positive for West Nile Virus - WNEM TV 5

Crow tests positive for West Nile Virus

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Health officials say West Nile Virus has been found in Midland County. 

A crow was collected on Aug. 31 is the northeast region of the city of Midland and tested positive for the virus. Four additional birds have been tested this season and were negative for the virus. 

There have been three human cases of West Nile reported from Michigan so far this year. 

Activity in the state typically peaks in August or September so health officials are warning residents to stay aware. 

Crows and blue jays are most likely to be infected by the virus. 

Residents should also get rid of empty water from flower pots, clogged rain gutters, swimming pool covers, scrap tires and similar sites where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. 

Officials will be keeping a closer eye on mosquitoes in the Midland County area, and Ultra Low Volume fogging will help control the adult mosquito population around the area where the crow died and throughout the county.

Residents are asked to call Mosquito Control at 989-832-8677 to report any dead birds. 

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