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Should I Be Aware of Mosquito Bites?

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I have some Coturnix Quails in my backyard. Due to the Zika virus outbreak and mosquito bites, should I be be aware and what are some precautions/preventions? Thanks

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"No known bird or animal reservoir."

 

 

"Bell says she doubts Zika would fan out across the U.S. in the way that West Nile virus has spread. For one thing, West Nile is primarily transmitted by a different type of mosquito — one that is found throughout the country. Also, birds can be infected with West Nile and carry it from place to place. That doesn't happen with Zika virus, which has no known bird or animal reservoir."

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How about West Nile? Should I be aware and/or have my birds vaccinated if I am raising for meats and eggs? Thank you.

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