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Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in San Mateo
June 05, 2013, 05:00 AM

Two dead birds found in San Mateo have tested positive for West Nile virus, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Tuesday.

A Scrub Jay was reported Thursday in the Hillsdale area east of Alameda de las Pulgas and an American Crow was reported Sunday in the Hayward Park area, said Theresa Shelton, Mosquito and Vector Control District vector ecologist.

They are the county’s first cases of West Nile virus this year, according to the district.

As of Friday, 20 cases of West Nile virus were found in seven counties statewide, which includes one human case in Sacramento County, according to the California Department of Public Health.

The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control 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.

 

 

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