New Jersey Dead Bird Lab Submission Form Mobile App
West Nile virus can be carried in a variety of bird species.
How does it work?
Because some identified species are known to get sick and die from the infection, testing of dead birds is one aspect of an infectious disease surveillance program for the West Nile virus. This program would depend heavily upon citizens to report dead bird findings to local health departments. The New Jersey Dead Bird Lab Submission Form app is a critical tool for a West Nile Virus surveillance program. The app can be used by a local health department for a dead bird lab submissions and documentation. With the app, the contact will record caller information and bird specifics and location including bird species, location of bird and pick-up address, and date of pick-up. The app outlines essential instructions for a dead bird submission for West Nile Virus testing including proper handling, storage, and packaging of specimens.