Bay County Mosquito Control officials say routine surveillance has detected West Nile Virus in a blue jay found in Bay City.  Extensive control efforts have taken place to reduce adult and larval mosquito populations.

West Nile Virus will continue to be monitored until October 1st by testing mosquito samples plus dead crows or blue jays. Residents are encouraged to take action to protect themselves from mosquito bites that can spread the virus. That includes use of an insect repellent and draining sources of standing water like bird baths and wading pools.

So far, Michigan has reported no human cases of West Nile Virus this year.