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Bird Positive for West Nile Found in Roseville

The Placer Mosquito and Vector control District reports that an American robin collected from the northwest Roseville area has tested positive West Nile virus.  This is the first positive indicator of West Nile virus activity for 2013.

Placer County Mosquito and Vector control says dead birds are a first sign that West Nile Season has arrived. Ada Burrows with The District urges citizens to report dead birds by first calling the California Department of Public Health hotline at (877) 968-2473 and 2nd  Barrows advises to double bag the bird for your pets safety and for testing.

West Nile Virus 1

Burrows says in addition to reducing mosquito habitat on your own property by eliminating standing water; make sure that nearby areas are not breeding grounds for mosquitoes which carry West Nile.

West Nile Virus 2

Burrows says symptoms which develop in only a small number of cases consists of flu like symptoms with headache. For more information, contact the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District at (888) 768-2343 or www.placer mosquito.org.            



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