Merced County’s first West Nile Virus case of 2021 found in bird in Turlock area

From the Merced Sun-Star
July 21, 2021

A dead bird located near Merced County’s border with Stanislaus County has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District.

The dead bird was found in the Turlock area, and the district was alerted to the positive test by the Merced County Department of Public Health.

It’s the first time the virus has been detected in Merced County this year.

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