Can my dog or cat get West Nile Virus by eating an infected animal?
Experimentally, it was found that this might be possible. However, there has been no evidence to indicate that West Nile Virus can be naturally transmitted to cats or dogs that carry or consume infected animals. Dogs and cats can be infected with West Nile Virus through the bite of a mosquito, so minimizing their exposure to mosquitoes is recommended.
Although well fed, house cats allowed to roam outdoors kill native wildlife.
Establishment of feral cat colonies increases the risk of predation for native wildlife.
Trapping and removing free-roaming cats increases wildlife abundance and diversity.
Researchers dip sampling for mosquitoes along the Alaka‘i Swamp Trail, Kaua‘i
A female mosquito (Aedes japonicus) reared from larvae collected from the Kawaikoi Stream, Kauai.
Culex species mosquito biting a human hand.
Rachel Richardson retrieving a Orange Warbler from a mist net in the boreal forest on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska. The project was part of the Changing Arctic Ecosystem program.
Pips at work in the field.
USGS scientists capture and release wild birds while monitoring for West Nile.