From Contra Costa MVCD
October 10, 2017
More dead birds, chickens, and mosquitoes test positive for the virus
CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting two more dead birds, two more chickens, and another group of mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus.
The mosquitoes and one chicken were from an area near Knightsen and another chicken was from Martinez. The dead birds were collected from Martinez and Walnut Creek.
For a list of all 2017 West Nile virus activity and locations, visit the District’s website.
“The cooler weather is arriving, which is good news,” said Deborah Bass, public affairs manager. “That slows down mosquito production as well as the virus.”
District personnel are conducting extra surveillance and mosquito control in the areas where virus activity was found.