West Nile virus http://wxpr.org en Vilas Co. Joins Oneida With Dead Bird http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-co-joins-oneida-dead-bird <P>The Vilas County Public Health Department reports a dead crow found in Vilas County on Tuesday and has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Vilas County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. A dead crow was also found this week in Oneida county.</P> <P>Gina Egan, Health Officer/ Public Health Director said the positive bird means that residents of Vilas County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:15:07 +0000 Ken Krall 5325 at http://wxpr.org Vilas Co. Joins Oneida With Dead Bird West Nile Turns Up in Oneida Co. http://wxpr.org/post/west-nile-turns-oneida-co <p>Oneida County health officials have detected West Nile virus in a dead crow.&nbsp; It’s the virus’s first appearance in the county this year. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Health director Linda Conlon says officials have regularly found the virus in previous years, and it’s a sign that residents should try to limit exposure to mosquito bites.</p><blockquote><p>“So what that means is the residents of Oneida county need to use more precaution when they’re outside and make sure that they utilize protective measures to prevent mosquito bites.”</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:53:16 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 5275 at http://wxpr.org West Nile Turns Up in Oneida Co.