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The St. Croix County Health Department reports a dead crow found in St. Croix County recently has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in St. Croix County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1, 2015.
“The positive bird means that residents of St. Croix County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,” Deb Lindemann, Health Officer/ Public Health Coordinator said.
West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds.
“St. Croix County residents should be aware of West Nile virus and take some simple steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites,” Lindemann said. “The West Nile virus seems to be here to stay, so the best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes.”