Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile virus
KENOSHA COUNTY -- The Kenosha County Division of Health confirms a crow/blue jay has tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County. This is the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in a bird in the county since the department began monitoring for the virus.
Kenosha County health officials says humans are infected by mosquitos and those mosquitos are infected by bird they feed upon. Health Director Cindy Johnson said, "The positive bird means that residents of Kenosha County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites."
The Kenosha County Division of Health recommends the following: