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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) has recently emerged in North America as a threat to both public and animal health. On this page, you'll find a list of resources on disease transmission, susceptibility, and prevention. Also listed are details regarding federal, state, and local government actions in assisting with disease surveillance and control. 
What are states and local governments doing about this virus? If I find a dead bird, what do I do and who do I contact?

The Centers for Disease Control, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases provides a map and links to state and local government West Nile Virus websites.

Also see What Should I do If I Find a Dead Bird.

What is West Nile Virus and how is it transmitted?

Federal web sites that address this question: (1) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (human health issues).