Bird found in Simi Valley tests positive for West Nile virus

From the VC Star
August 30, 2021

A bird collected in Simi Valley has become the first of 2021 to test positive for the West Nile virus in Ventura County, health officials said Monday.

The Ventura County Environmental Health Division said the bird was collected in the city during the third week of August. The California Department of Public Health recently confirmed the positive test result.

The division monitors mosquito-breeding sources in the county and said the area where the infected bird was found will be inspected and treated if necessary.

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