West Virginia
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program

West Nile Virus

2003 Surveillance | Bird Identification Resources | Local Health Department Resources | Public FAQs | Provider FAQs | Other Links

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2003  Dead Bird
Active Surveillance
Updated Weekly May - November
The link at the left contains information regarding West Virginia dead birds tested and dead birds sighted during the 2003 active surveillance season, as well as the 2003 season map indicating positives.

Click here to view 2002 dead bird active surveillance data.
Click here to view 2001 dead bird active surveillance data.


Resources for
Local Health
West Nile Virus Surveillance Protocol
Weekly Dead Bird Log
Arbovirus Investigation Form
Arbovirus Investigation Form Instructions
West Virginia Dead Bird Submission Form for West Nile Virus
Sample West Nile Media Release
Weekly Dead Bird Reporting Form
Please call IDEP (304) 558-5358 for the reporting form for your particular county.


Bird Identification
All species of wild birds which are freshly dead (less than 24 hours old) are targeted for active surveillance. Poultry (domestic chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and guinea fowl) and pet birds will not be submitted for testing. Use the websites below to aid in identifying wild birds.

birding.com - Bird Identification http://www.birding.com/Bird_Identification.asp
Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
eNature http://www.enature.com/birding/region_migration.asp?bregionID=5
Rutger's University - Identifying Crows and Hawks
USGS National Wildlife Health Center

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's Bird ID InfoCenter
(Go directly to: American Crow | Blue Jay | Red-tailed Hawk)


for the Public

West Nile Virus Information for the Public
West Nile Virus Dead Bird Information for the Public
Mosquito Information for the Public
Mosquitoes - Stop Problems Before They Start!  
Mosquitoes - You, Your Children, Your Community  


Information for

West Nile Virus Information for Physicians
West Nile Virus Information for Veterinarians
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Information for State and Local Government Officials


Other Links

CDC’s Arboviral Encephalitides http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/index.htm
CDC’s Guidelines for Arbovirus Surveillance Programs in the U.S. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/arboguid.pdf
Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services-Department for Public Health http://publichealth.state.ky.us/west_nile_virus.htm
Maryland Epidemiology and Disease Control Program http://edcp.org/html/west_nile.html
North Carolina’s Public Health Pest Management Program http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/phpm/index.html
North Carolina’s Mosquito Program http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/phpm/html/mosquitoes.html
Ohio Department of Health http://www.odh.state.oh.us/odhprograms/zoodis/wnv/wnv1.htm
Ohio Department of Health, Mosquito-borne Diseases http://www.odh.state.oh.us/odhprograms/zoodis/VBDP/vb_mosq.htm
Pennsylvania’s West Nile Surveillance Program http://www.westnile.state.pa.us/
Virginia Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology http://www.vdh.state.va.us/epi/wnv.htm


State of West Virginia (WV)
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
Bureau for Public Health (BPH)
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion (OEHP)
Division of Surveillance and Disease Control (DSDC)
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program (IDEP)

This page was last updated 5/5/03.
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