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DNREC Urges Reporting of Dead Birds

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State wildlife officials are asking that residents report sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the West Nile virus.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section asks for reporting on crows, blue jays, cardinals, robins, and hawks or owls. Officials also want to hear about three or more sick or dead wild birds of any species.

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can affect humans and unvaccinated horses. There were nine human cases and one fatality caused by the virus in Delaware in 2012.

Sick or dead birds can be reported to Mosquito Control's Glasgow office at 302-836-2555 or the Milford office at 302-422-1512.

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