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What To Do If You Find A Dead Bird

Dead birds in an area may mean that West Nile virus is circulating between the birds and the mosquitoes in that area. Although birds, particularly crows and jays, infected with West Nile virus can die or become ill, most infected birds do survive. The public plays an important role in monitoring West Nile virus through reporting dead birds to state and local health departments.

To report a dead bird state health officials advise you to call your local parish health unit. If it is after business hours they say to wrap the dead bird in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer until you can contact the health department.

The following is a phone list of area parish health units:

East Baton Rouge (225) 242-4860

West Baton Rouge (225) 342-7525  

Ascension (225) 474-2004

East Feliciana (225) 683-8551

West Feliciana (225) 635-3644

Pointe Coupee (225) 638-7320

Livingston (225) 687-7017

St. Helena (225) 222-6178

St. Tammany (985) 748-2020

Washington (985) 839-5646

Iberville (225) 687-9021

St. James (225) 265-2181

Assumption (985) 369-6031

Lafourche (985) 447-0921

Terrebone (985) 857-3601

Jefferson (504) 838-5100

Orleans (504) 565-6900

Plaquemines (504) 394-3510

St. Bernard (504) 278-7410

Acadia (337) 788-7507

Evangeline (337) 363-1135

Iberia (337) 373-0021

Lafayette (337) 262-5616

St. Landry (337) 948-0220

St. Martin (337) 394-3097

Vermilion (337) 893-1443

 

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