Michigan Wild Turkey Tests Positive for the West Nile Virus
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We have our first official case of the West Nile Virus.
The MSU Diagnostic center confirms a wild turkey from Gratiot County tested positive West Nile.
West Nile caused 202 illnesses an killed 17 people last year in Michigan. The mosquito that transmits it does best in hot, dry climates, which is why it was so wide-spread during the 2012 drought.
You can protect yourself and your family by dumping any standing water around your house.
Mosquito-proof your home by making sure all window and door screens are in good shape.
Stay indoors around dusk and dawn.
Use repellant with deet when you're outside and report dead birds at the state web site: