The Salem County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, responds to dead bird complaints and picks up birds that are then taken to the state laboratory for testing in conjunction with the West Nile Virus surveillance program. Birds can only be sent to the state lab for testing if:
1. The bird is not frozen.
2. If the bird has died very recently, (if the specimen has been dead too long and has started to deteriorate, the state lab will not accept the specimen).
The County Health Department also works directly with the
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