What should I do if I see dead birds in my yard?
Dallas County does not collect dead birds for testing. Mosquitoes are the vectors that transmit WNV to people so the focus is on surveillance of mosquitoes only. If you would like to report a bird within obvious trauma that appears to have died within the last 24 hours, contact your city's Health Department. To dispose of a dead bird, avoid bare-handed contact and use gloves or an inverted plastic bag to place it in an outside garbage receptacle.

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1. What is the West Nile Virus?
2. How does the West Nile Virus spread?
3. Is the West Nile Virus contagious?
4. How soon do you get the symptoms once you have been bitten?
5. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
6. How is West Nile Virus treated?
7. Does the Health Department offer free testing?
8. Can I get the virus twice?
9. My child or I was bitten by a mosquito, what should I do?
10. What should I do if I think I have WNV?
11. What is Dallas County doing?
12. What can I do?
13. What should I do if I see dead birds in my yard?
14. Can dogs, cats, and other pets get West Nile Virus?
15. Are pesticides harmful to people?
16. Where can I learn more information?