By Tim Kowols
The Door County Public Health Department is urging residents and visitors to be more prudent with their bug spray use after a bird tested positive for the West Nile virus. A dead crow found July 19 came back positive for the virus, which can be spread to humans by mosquitos feeding on infected birds. Door County Public Health interim manager Sue Powers says there are things you can do to help protect yourself.
Approximately 80 percent of people who do get infected with the West Nile Virus do not get sick, with only one percent getting seriously ill. Brown County also recently reported a dead bird carrying the West Nile virus.