Bonsall bird tests positive for West Nile virus


Last updated 10/6/2006 at Noon

SAN DIEGO — County Vector Control officials have announced that two Western Scrub Jays, one found in Bonsall and one in El Cajon, have tested positive for West Niles virus.

“We encourage residents to continue reporting dead birds. Last year we saw the majority of dead birds reported in September and October,” says Gary Erbeck, Director of the County Department of Environmental Health. “The dead bird reports help us to identify communities where West Nile virus is most active.”

Vector Control continues to pick up and test crows, ravens, jays, hawks, owls and falcons to monitor th...

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