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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Health officials say two dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Portage County.
The county's Division of Public Health said Monday that a blue jay and a crow tested positive for the disease. These are the first birds to test positive for West Nile in Portage County this year.
West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes get the virus by feeding on infected birds.
WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1Kg94sT ) reports residents of Portage County are being asked to take extra precautions against mosquito bites when spending time outside.
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