THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - Can I catch the West Nile Virus from a bird?

NO - this virus is transmitted to birds and humans via mosquitoes. Although the virus is not known to be transmitted to humans from animals, people should avoid handling dead animals or birds with their bare hands.  

Check out our info page on West Nile Virus for more information.

 

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