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Mosquito-transmitted virus reaches this area

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ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Health Department reports a dead crow found in the county July 28 has tested positive for West Nile virus.

This is the first bird that tested 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/Director said.

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