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West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is spread to people by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. Mosquitoes get infected with it by feeding on infected birds and can then transmit the virus to other animals, birds, and humans. These infections generally occur during warm weather months when mosquitoes are active.

Usual symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, swollen glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach, and back. In rare cases, it can cause severe disease. Not everyone who is infected will have symptoms.

Public Health assists the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in monitoring for dead birds during the summer months which can be an indicator of West Nile virus in the local mosquito population.

Dead Bird Reporting
To report a dead bird call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 800-433-1610.

Reduce Mosquito Population
To help to reduce the mosquito population, here a few tips:
  • Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly
  • Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out
  • Empty standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels
  • Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used

Additional Information

Public Health

206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1432
Ph: 920-989-2700 ext. 432 from Appleton
Fx: 920-849-1476

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

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Calumet County