What should I do if I find a dead bird?
  • Contact the Cook County Department of Public Health at (708) 492-2035 to report your sighting. In addition, you will need to contact the Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District at (708) 447-1765.

  • Dispose of the dead bird only if you can double-bag it. Avoid bare-hand contact by using gloves or a shovel to pick up the bird.

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1. Why do I need to be concerned about mosquito prevention and protection?
2. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
3. Who can get the virus?
4. Is there any treatment for West Nile Virus?
5. What can I do to help reduce mosquito breeding on my property?
6. How can I best protect myself and others from getting an infection transmitted by mosquitoes?
7. What should I do if I find a dead bird?