Test Results as of 7/20/00
- To date, 237 crows have been submitted and accepted for testing to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' Public Health and Environmental Laboratory. Seven crows found in Bergen County and two crows found in Hudson and Middlesex counties have tested positive for the presence of the WNV. At least one crow sample has been submitted from all 21 New Jersey counties.
- 299 blood samples taken from sentinel chicken flocks placed in all 21 counties and 349 mosquito pools collected in every county, have all tested negative for WNV.
- No resident has received a WNV test in New Jersey although more than two dozen residents with conditions that did not meet established testing criteria have been prescreened for WNV infection by private laboratories using a test traditionally used to detect St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE). Since SLE and WNV are closely related viruses, a WNV case will react positively to a SLE test. All results have been negative and further testing for mosquito-borne viruses were not necessary.