Can backyard chickens provide answers about transmission of West Nile virus?

Eggs from backyard chickens — donated by people in the community — are analyzed to see if they contain antibodies to West Nile virus. Photo: Kellen Bakovich/CSU

I wrote this story after talking with a principal investigator at CSU who outlined more than a handful of research projects targeting West Nile virus in northern Colorado. This project is a collaborative effort with the city of Fort Collins, Larimer County, CDC and the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. The backyard chickens story jumped out at me for its uniqueness and given the popular appeal of these birds.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s