Health department asks for public's help to reduce West Nile risk

News-DemocratMay 1, 2014 

The St. Clair County Health Department reminds the public that dead birds are a sign of early West Nile Virus activity.

Residents also are asked to report all dead perching birds such as crows, blue jays, grackles, starlings, sparrows, finches, robins, cardinals, flycatchers, swallows, catbirds, mockingbirds, warblers and wrens to the St. Clair County Health Department.

The birds can be reported to 618-233-7769 and the department will determine whether the bird meets requirements to be tested for the virus. Residents living in Centreville, Canteen, Stites and East St. Louis townships can call the East Side Health District at 618-271-8722.

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