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New outbreak of West Nile virus in Utah

Twenty-seven American bald eagles have died from the West Nile virus in Utah according to the NBC news article: soaring deaths of bald eagles in Utah attributed to West Nile virus.

American Bald Eagle
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A few of the survivors are being treated at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Utah.

The West Nile virus can be deadly to animals, and make humans deathly ill for weeks at a time, and has the potential to be fatal.

Humans can be infected with the West Nile virus by being bitten by a mosquito that is a carrier of the virus.

Animals can be infected with the West Nile virus either by eating dead animals that have died from the Virus or by being bitten by a mosquito that carries the virus.

The American Bald Eagle is a bird of prey and is the United States of Americas national bird it was an endangered species until 1995 then became threatened species, the American Bald Eagle was taken off the Endangered list in the states in 2007 according to Wikipedia.

To see news video go to: NBCNEWS

For West Nile virus symptoms go to: Webmd