[Tweeters] West Nile virus detected in a bird in King County

Marc Hoffman tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com
Tue Sep 23 21:11:35 PDT 2008


From Seattle & King County Public Health, this email alert:


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KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON - A dead crow found in Kirkland on September
15th and tested last week was determined to be positive for West Nile
virus. This is the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in
King County in 2008. This surveillance finding means residents of
King County could potentially become infected this year.
* The Alert Level is now at 2: Low risk of human outbreak. Visit
the updated West Nile virus surveillance website for case statistics
and testing details at
<http://www.metrokc.gov/health/westnile/alert.htm>http://www.metrokc.gov/health/westnile/alert.htm

* See updated Surveillance Map and other details at
<http://www.metrokc.gov/health/westnile/maps.htm>http://www.metrokc.gov/health/westnile/maps.htm

* See related 9/23/08 press release at
<http://www.metrokc.gov/health/news/08092301.htm>http://www.metrokc.gov/health/news/08092301.htm

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Until the mosquito season is over, guard against mosquito bites.

Marc Hoffman
Kirkland, WA
http://www.dartfrogmedia.com
mailto: tweeters at dartfrogmedia dot com
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