Tuesday
April
15
2014
9:10 pm
Weather
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Two birds test chronic positive for West Nile
June 28, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

An American Goldfinch from Redwood City and a red-shouldered hawk from Emerald Hills tested positive for West Nile virus, according to officials from the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

The Redwood City bird was reported June 12 and the Emerald Hills bird was reported June 17. Both had chronic positive results which means the birds had a low level of virus and indicated they probably contracted the disease a while ago, possibly last season.

In June, district officials announced two dead birds were found in San Mateo that had tested positive for West Nile virus. A Scrub Jay was reported in the Hillsdale area east of Alameda de las Pulgas and an American Crow was reported in the Hayward Park area. They were the county’s first cases of West Nile virus this year, according to the district.

The district reported five positive cases of West Nile virus found in birds last year. Birds are the primary hosts of the virus, which are transmitted by an infected mosquito’s bite.

To prevent mosquito breeding, people are advised to drain standing water in flower pots, rain gutters, pet bowls and other places where mosquitoes lay their eggs.

Anyone who finds bird or tree squirrel carcasses are advised to report them to the West Nile virus hotline at (877) 968-2473 or online at www.westnile.ca.gov.

 

 

Tags: virus, reported, positive, district, birds,


Other stories you might enjoy:

Two birds test chronic positive for West Nile
Reporters' notebook
San Carlos brush fire extinguished
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
How do you get your news?

Online
In print
In print and online
From social media
A little bit of each

 

 
Tabbed Structure - Regular
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran cuts nuke weapons ability
VIENNA — The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran’s ability to ma..
Ukraine troops, tanks head to troubled east
IZYUM, Ukraine — Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eas..
Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances
WASHINGTON — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine,..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
South San Francisco news