YAKIMA, Wash-- There's a new tool to help track the West Nile Virus. The Web site, www.doh.wa.gov/wnv, can be used to let health officials know when a dead bird is found. It also shows people what to look for to prevent the spread of West Nile.
Crows, ravens, jays, magpies and hawks often carry the virus. People should monitor dead birds from June through November, the time considered to be the West Nile season.