FLORIDA BIRDS TESTED FOR WEST NILE VIRUS.
Brenda White, Avian Necropsyist for the Florida Department of Health,
performs a necropsy on a dead crow, part of testing for the West Nile
virus, in state laboratories in Tampa, Florida August 8, 2002. The
virus is transmitted by mosquitoes which have bitten infected birds.
The laboratory performs tests on all dead birds which officials suspect
of carrying the deadly virus. Prevention efforts are then directed to
the affected areas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper