Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2003

West Nile Virus

July 1, 2003

Amid predictions that the West Nile virus will reach the Bay Area some time this summer, local health and pest control authorities are keeping a sharp eye out for mosquitoes carrying the disease. The first sign of the virus’ presence is likely to be dead birds; crows, ravens, jays, magpies, and hawks are particularly susceptible. If you see any such dead birds, call the hotline set up by the California Department of Health, (877) WNV-BIRD. Do not handle the birds yourself.

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