Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Activates Dead Bird Reporting Hotline to Track West Nile Virus

If you observe a dead bird, you may call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610 and arrange to have the bird tested for West Nile virus. Hotline staff will answer questions about dead birds and provide information about safe handling, with gloves, and disposal.

According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) West Nile virus is spread to people by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. Mosquitoes get infected with West Nile virus by feeding on infected birds and can then transmit the virus to other animals, birds, and humans.

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