KENOSHA COUNTY -- A dead crow found in Kenosha County on August 14th has tested positive for West Nile Virus. That's according to the Kenosha County Division of Health.
This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.
West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds.
The Kenosha County Division of Health recommends the following:
The majority of people (80%) who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Those who do become ill usually experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle ache, rash, and fatigue.
For more information or, please call the Kenosha County Division of Health at 262-605-6700, 800-472-8008, or visit kenoshacounty.org.