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Ninth bird dies of West Nile in Fallbrook area


Last updated 10/2/2008 at Noon

FALLBROOK — On September 23 the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control’s weekly report on West Nile virus (WNV) included four new confirmed locally acquired human cases of WNV, 14 dead birds, three positive sentinel chickens and six positive batches of mosquitoes.

One of the dead birds, an American crow, was found in Fallbrook on September 16. That brought the number of birds affected in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area this year to nine. Most of those birds were American crows, but a barn owl, an American haw...

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