[CT Birds] west nile virus and birds

elphick at sbcglobal.net elphick at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 29 11:48:15 EDT 2014


To add to Roy's comment, I should add that accordig to the CDC there is no evidence that people can catch West Nile directly from birds (see below). People get infected via mosquito bites. Moreover not all mosquitoes transmit the disease - only certain species. 

> http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/deadBirds.html

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT



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