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County officials urge preventative measures against West Nile


Last updated 6/12/2008 at Noon

SAN DIEGO — County Vector Control officials announced last week that five more dead American crows have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in San Diego County, bringing this year’s total to 19 positive birds. The birds were found in Oceanside, Encinitas, Tierrasanta, Ocean Beach and Mira Mesa.

“It is important that people protect themselves from mosquito bites and drain standing water from their property,” said Gary Erbeck, director of the County Department of Environmental Health. “In response to WNV, Vector Control continues to conduct mosquito surveillance throughout th...

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