Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 24th, 2004
"The identification of the virus in these birds means the West Nile season is officially open in Montana," said Jim Murphy, a disease specialist with state Department of Public Health and Human Services.
The health department also said that mosquitoes taken from traps in Custer County recently tested positive for West Nile. The virus is carried primarily by birds but can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.
The pelicans, which were nesting at a waterfowl refuge in northeastern...
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