September 28, 2006

West Nile Virus and Avian Flu

Health Officials warn that while West Nile Virus cases in southern Idaho are declining, residents in North Idaho may be at a real risk next spring. Fish and Game officials have also stepped up their efforts to monitor Avian Flu in bird populations.

What can Idahoans do to protect themselves from these two potentially deadly illnesses? Where should state and local governments focus their resources? Why should bird hunters be particularly vigilant?

Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Idaho State Epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn and State Waterfowl Manager Tom Hemker, update viewers on the status of efforts to stem these two diseases.