Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 30th, 2002
The bird was tested March 19, 2002, said Matt Yates, director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control program. The blood sample was sent to Florida for testing and tested positive.
The bird was the second case of Eastern Equine encephalitis found in the area. Earlier, a horse in West Baton Rouge Parish tested positive for the same strain of the virus.
A cardinal trapped in Baton Rouge tested positive for the West Nile virus February 13, Yates said. ...
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