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Turkey blood samples sought for West Nile Virus study

Apr. 19, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hunters are being asked to collect blood samples from their harvested turkeys as part of a regional study of West Nile Virus. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is mailing blood sample kits to those interested in participating...

SC health agency wants people to bring in dead birds

Apr. 03, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's health agency wants residents to bring them the bodies of certain species of dead birds so they can be tested for West Nile Virus. Testing the birds gives scientists an idea if West Nile Virus is becoming more prevalent and if...