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New West Nile bird deaths prompt warning from county


Last updated 9/7/2007 at Noon

On August 30, County Vector Control officials announced that 20 more dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total to 45 infected birds so far this year, compared to just 19 positive birds reported in 2006.

“The current heat spell, along with recent thundershowers, may increase mosquito breeding throughout the county,” said Gary Erbeck, Director of the County Department of Environmental Health. “To prevent mosquito breeding, the county is using a helicopter to apply larvicide to 42 key breeding sites every month, and Vector Control technicians are hand-treat...

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