More West Nile Virus found

Monday, September 24, 2001 at 1:00am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that nine dead blue jays found in Shelby County were infected with the West Nile Virus. In addition, a dead blue jay found this week in Humphreys County and three more in Shelby County have preliminarily tested positive for the virus.

The West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus which can cause an infection of the brain in humans.

While the risk of West Nile Virus to humans is low, the Tennessee Department of Health suggests the best way to protect yourself is to keep mosquitoes from biting you by limiting outside exposure from dusk to dawn through October.

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