Dead Bird Found In Benicia Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

From Benicia Patch
July 28, 2020

SOLANO COUNTY, CA — A bird found in the city of Benicia tested positive for West Nile virus, county officials said Tuesday.

The bird, a California Scrub-Jay, was collected July 12 in eastern Benicia, according to officials with the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services Public Health division and the Solano County Mosquito Abatement District.

“This marks the official start of West Nile virus season in Solano County,” said Dr. Christine Wu, the county’s deputy health officer. “This is an important reminder for residents to take the necessary precautions to avoid coming in contact with mosquitoes, such as using insect repellent when outside and eliminating standing water where mosquitoes can breed.”

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