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Dead hawk tests positive for West Nile virus in San Diego County


Last updated 8/10/2014 at Noon

EL CAJON - A dead hawk found in unincorporated El Cajon was the second bird to test positive for West Nile virus in San Diego County this year, two weeks after a Santee man became the first human in the county to contract the disease in two years, county officials said.

A dead crow that was reported in the city of San Diego in July was the first bird to test positive for the potentially deadly disease.

The positive test in the dead hawk, which was reported on Thursday, came the same week that state officials announced two people had died from West Nile virus. An elderly woman from Sacrame...

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