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Published August 06, 2013, 09:20 AM

Lidgerwood, N.D., woman recovering after suffering debilitating symptoms of West Nile virus

Connie Whittier gave little thought to the dead blackbirds that began littering her backyard and neighborhood. But she was given a painful reminder that dead birds can be a warning sign of the presence of West Nile virus, which can cause serious and even life-threatening infections in people.

By: Patrick Springer, Forum News Service

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