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First bird to test positive for West Nile virus in Pierce County

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The Pierce County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Pierce County on July 16 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird testing positive for West Nile virus in Pierce County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

"The positive bird means that residents of Pierce County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites," Sue Galoff, Health Officer/ Public Health Director said.

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