NOVATO (BCN)— The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Friday it has discovered the first sign of West Nile Virus in Marin County this year.
District officials confirmed an infected American crow was collected near Dusel Ct. in Novato.READ MORE: San Jose Approves 1st US Insurance Law For Gun Owners
“Dead birds can be our first indicators of virus in an area and a valuable tool for protecting public health,” according to Sarah Brooks, lead Biologist for the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District.
Vector control technicians will continue to trap, test and monitor adult mosquitoes in the area and perform control operations as necessary, according to district officials.READ MORE: Curry And Warriors Rout Mavericks, 130-92
Residents are advised to help reduce mosquito production by removing standing water in their yards on a regular basis.
To report dead birds, residents can call the West Nile Virus hotline at (877) 968-2473.MORE NEWS: Fire Burning At Car Dealership Shuts Down El Camino Real Road In Santa Clara
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