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West Nile Found In Bird In Box Butte Co.

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Health officials in northwest Nebraska say they've found West Nile Virus in a dead bird from Box Butte County, a sign the disease is still present in the area.

It's the first infected bird found in Nebraska this year.

West Nile is passed through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.

Health officials say this means the virus continues to pose a risk.

So far this year, 22 human cases of West Nile have been confirmed.

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