Mark Nale

Pennsylvania sees first case of West Nile virus in a dove

Port Matilda, Pa. — An ongoing Pennsylvania study that began in 2015 strongly links the ruffed grouse population decline to invasion of West Nile virus. Now, at least one more Keystone State game species – the mourning dove – was also found to have died from the disease. A sick dove was observed near Port Matilda in late August. The…