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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Fight the Bite

West Nile virus:
How You Can Fight the Bite!


Report dead birds
Report dead birds and help us fight West Nile virus!
If you see a dead bird in King County, report it on the Washington State Dept. of Health's website linked above. See also: Bird Image Gallery.
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What's West Nile virus?
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus and can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and other animals. People have no symptoms at all or they may become ill with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
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Mosquito control
Mosquito control involves reducing the number of mosquitoes in an area through either mechanical or chemical methods.
Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes
Protect yourself and others from mosquitoes
Personal precaution tips to avoid being bitten.
Educational materials in multiple languages
Educational materials
Order hard copy materials, download flyers in multiple languages, access the West Nile virus factsheet and view a presentation.
for health care providers
For King County health care providers
Human and animal reports, transmission, clinical presentation, lab testing, treatment and reporting guidelines.

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