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West Nile discovered in Fallbrook, Bonsall


Last updated 6/26/2008 at Noon

SAN DIEGO — County Vector Control officials announced last week that an additional 10 dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), bringing this year’s total to 39 positive birds.

The nine American crows and one barn owl were found in Bonsall, Fallbrook, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Cardiff, Kearny Mesa and Bonita.

“We are finding more evidence of the virus in urban areas rather than rural and mountain areas,” said Gary Erbeck, director of the County Department of Environmental Health. “West Nile virus is a preventable disease. You should protect yourself by using i...

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