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Wednesday, July 31, 2002

West Nile Virus. bleah. a

West Nile Virus. bleah. a few weeks ago we found a dead dove in the backyard. since the harris county health department was (is) only testing blue jays and crows, we disposed of it ourselves.

this weekend, we found a dead blue jay in the backyard. checking the county website again, i found that west nile virus has already been confirmed in our zip code and additional birds are not needed for testing.

i'm not surprised that wnv has been confirmed in our neighborhood, but i'll be even more conscientious than before about wearing long sleeves and long pants when i'm working outside.

the texas department of health also has lots of info on west nile virus.

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