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Dead Bird Reports

Reports of dead birds are no longer solicited by WDH.  Additionally the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) is no longer testing birds for WNV. The WDH and the WSVL tested dead birds for WNV from 2002-06. 

The Wyoming Public Health Laboratory continues to test human WNV specimens when submitted by a healthcare provider.  The WSVL continues to test horses for WNV infection.  


Disposal of Dead Birds

If you find a dead bird on your property, please dispose of it in the following manner:

Obtain a plastic bag and place your hand inside the bag. Grab the bird with the hand that is inside the bag and reverse the bag until your hand is free and the bird carcass is in the bag. Double bag the carcass and dispose of it in your garbage can. It is not advisable to handle the dead bird with bare hands.