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West Nile coming closer; Sacramento case discovered

West Nile Virus has already begun to emerge in California, said Nevada County’s environmental health director, Larry Sage, this morning at a Board of Supervisors meeting.

No human cases have been reported in the state, but infected birds have been found. The closest case to Nevada County has been discovered in Sacramento County, Sage said.

Nevada County has also already begun monitoring birds and Sage plans to meet with environmental health directors in surrounding rural counties next week to discuss potential coordinated efforts.



Anyone who finds a sick or recently dead bird is encouraged to call the alert hotline, 1-800-WNV-BIRD or by visiting http://westnile.ca.gov/deadbird.cfm.

For more information about the local effort, visit http://new.mynevadacounty.com/westnilevirus


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