Bird found in South Lake Tahoe tests positive for West Nile virus

Bird found in South Lake Tahoe tests positive for West Nile virus

Bird found in South Lake Tahoe tests positive for West Nile virus

The season's first positive specimen of West Nile virus in Grand Rapids was discovered on the city's South East side on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Just because West Nile was only found in one zip code does not mean that is the only place the virus is present in Kent County, said Adam London, administrative health officer at the health department.

So far this year, West Nile virus activity has been reported in 28 California counties, including neighboring Sacramento and Placer counties.

Individuals, especially those age 50 or older or those with compromised immune systems, are urged to take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, county health officials said.

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While Eaves said he is unclear as to what that evidence is, he claims it is enough to get the D.A.'s office involved. Eaves said if cops saw fit to hand something off to prosecutors, that suggests a possible felony took place.

Human cases of West Nile happen each year in New York City, and a lot of them are identified between late July and October. While most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, some may have high fever, severe headache, tiredness and/or a stiff neck that can last several days to several weeks.

Eastern equine encephalitis, meanwhile, was recently detected from a sentinel chicken in southwestern New Castle County.

Cumberland County's Vector Control Office will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control spraying on Monday in parts of Carlisle Borough, county officials announced in a news release Friday. Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn.

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