A dead bird has testified positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the Shasta Mosquito Control District. The bird was found by a resident in the Palo Cedro area. The bird was tested and confirmed to have the virus. Residents are urged to avoid mosquito bites and should use the 4’Ds as protection. Drain any standing water, use an insect repellent containing Deet, avoid going outside around dawn or dusk, and dress in long sleeves and pants when mosquitos are active. Statewide 764 birds have tested positive for West Nile, and 3 human cases have been reported.