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West Nile found in Nevada County

The long-expected West Nile virus has hit Nevada County.

Environmental Health Department Director Larry Sage said late this afternoon that dead birds found in Rough and Ready and Truckee earlier this month were confirmed to have the virus by state health officials.

No human or horse cases have been found yet, but county and state health officials have been saying for weeks that people should not go out at dusk or dawn when the mosquitoes who carry the virus are prevalent.



Residents should wear long sleeve shirts and pants when outdoors. Sage said residents should also dump any standing water on their property that could help mosquitoes breed.

For more about West Nile in Nevada County, read tomorrow’s The Union.


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