With increased public conversation about West Nile virus (WNV), your Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics want you to gain access to factual information.

Our friends at the California Department of Public Health, maintain the State’s West Nile Virus website, a great resource that includes answers to common questions.

While most understand the necessity to Fight The Bite of mosquitoes, the most puzzled looks come from those wondering…

Why and How Should I Report Dead Birds?

The video below explains how Californians should handle an encounter with a dead bird, and the importance of dead bird reporting in the fight against West Nile virus.

To report a dead bird in California – at home, work or in a public place – and to learn more about WNV call 1-877-968-2473 or click on:


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department