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Venetian Ducks Have West Nile Virus

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 5th August 2005 5:01pm
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Two ducks removed from a pool outside a Las Vegas Strip casino have tested positive for West Nile virus, a state official said.

Anette Rink, Nevada Department of Agriculture director of animal disease and food safety, said Thursday that a third duck found to carry the rare but more deadly St. Louis encephalitis virus was found in the same pool in June.

"It's my understanding that the birds were picked up in a pool at a Strip casino," she said.

Clark County health officials previously announced the discovery of West Nile virus in two ducks in southern Nevada, but did not specify where they were found.

Rink and other officials refused to identify the casino in question, and officials insisted there was no cause for alarm. No human cases have been reported in the region.

[ Nobody's saying where the ducks were found, but our insiders say it was the Venetian. Thats what happens when you have unprotected quack with strangers. - Ed ]



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