West Nile Virus, 2 Birds found, Tracy!

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by Deltalover, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    This is reported as the first one, but I heard on the news a second one was found! I have been bitten quite a few time this year in spite of trying to be careful! So if you fish this area be sure to bring the "Deet"! This is the artical from
    http://www.tracypress.com/local/2006-06-27-Official.php
    Officials find West Nile case

    Press staff report

    The West Nile virus was found in a bird near Tracy, officials reported Monday, the first discovery in San Joaquin County this year.

    “With evidence of WNV activity appearing in Northern California, West Nile virus is here to stay,” Aaron Devencenzi, spokesman for the county’s Mosquito and Vector Control District, said in a press release.

    The district wants residents to call the state health department at 877-968-2473 when dead birds are found so they can be tested for the virus.

    People are encouraged to take proper steps to prevent contracting the disease, such as eliminating standing water on property where bugs can breed, and to avoid the outdoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

    In 2005, the virus infected 36 people, 19 horses and six flocks of sentinel chickens tested by the district.
     
  2. field989

    field989 New Member

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    man if it aint one thing its another

    theres west nile
    lyme disease
    and maybe the bird flu
    what else!!!
     

  3. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Well I am watching out for the North Korean Measils, I mean missiles:crazy:
     
  4. field989

    field989 New Member

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    LMAO:lol:
    yeah got to be careful of them buggers :lol:
     
  5. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Its been reported here in Missouri also...and the mosquitos are goin strong this year.:angry:
     
  6. Mudville

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    yeah delta i heard that the other day on the way to oak grove. then later that same day the kids found a dead bird. i told the park worker about it and he picked it up but i don't know if he reported it. by the time we left there was no workers in sight.
     
  7. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Had a few found down this way to Phil but none so far this year that I know of.
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Max Deet from Wally World works great.
     
  9. vini

    vini New Member

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    West Nile virus



    Heck i've had it 3 or 4 times, OH maybe that was just hangovers:tounge_out:
     
  10. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    West Nile is overrated unless you are young, old, or in poor health.
     
  11. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Phill, we have it here in our neck of the woods also and it aint pretty, they have been spraying most areas around Dallas for the little buggers...
    So far no cases in the Fort Worth area yet.
     
  12. Mudville

    Mudville New Member

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    i heard that one. :haha: