A cluster of sick or dead animals in an area might indicate a wildlife disease of concern. If you find sick or dead wildlife, contact your closest state or federal wildlife agency; they can decide whether to investigate. You might also contact your local health department to report this occurrence.
Are birds the only species that is susceptible to West Nile Virus?
Can my dog or cat get West Nile Virus from eating an infected animal?
Can people get avian influenza?
The USGS seeks to understand and minimize exposures to toxic agents and infectious disease agents in the environment.