Dead birds signal arrival of West Nile virus; ash borer found in 17th Wisconsin county; more state news
MADISON -- Five dead birds in Wisconsin have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Wisconsin has not had any human cases of the mosquito-borne illness this summer – but officials say bird-and-horse deaths provide a warning for people to take precautions.
The Wood County Health Department confirmed the state’s latest case Monday. West Nile was diagnosed in a dead blue jay in the southern part of Wood County around Wisconsin Rapids.