Horse, Four Chickens, Other Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

August 17, 2017 10:20 am · 8 comments

A horse, four chickens and two other birds around Contra Costa County have all recently tested positive for West Nile virus, county officials said today.

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District has confirmed that a horse from Brentwood, four chickens from Knightsen and one bird each from Danville and Discovery Bay have all tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus.

“We monitor virus in insects and animals because it provides an indication that people are at risk of becoming infected,” Steve Schutz, the district’s scientific programs manager, said in a statement.

The district will do extra surveillance and mosquito control operations in the areas of the recent positive tests.

West Nile virus was also confirmed this week in parts of Solano County via mosquito samples from the Suisun Marsh and a sparrow found in northern Vallejo, officials with that county said Wednesday.

The positive tests are the first confirmed indications of West Nile virus in Solano County this year.

The public is asked to report dead birds to a state hotline at (877) 968-2473 or online at because they can often be the first sign of disease transmission.

Silva August 17, 2017 at 10:23 AM

I hope they’re going to be okay.

And the right has it August 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM

One of the many positive things that immigration and the rest of the world bring to the US.

RANDOM TASK August 17, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Along with plague in Arizona and the popular gathering spot in Michigan has major breakouts of desieses that we are enoculated for ……huh oh and in Barcelona apparently trump is to blame for a van vs people …..and imagine that isis ( which we all know was funded backed and supported by OBAMA has claimed responsibility yet trump will be thrown under the bus so to speak again as Dems rally the lemmings into riot mode once again and offfer 25 dollars an hour and free bus rides to so call protest … just one thing Dems answer me this are those Dems that are being paid 25 dollars an hour to riot …..are they paying taxes on that money are they filing a 10-99 or is rioting considered a tax exempt status through the clinton foundation …..just want people informed if any dem cares to answer that question ….huh where is mark de slacker for that question …..class anyone…….

Simonpure August 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM

#3 What in the hell does your spout have to do with West Nile virus

I'm just saying August 17, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Why can’t we put out BAT HOUSES? Bat’s are cool. Bat lives matter too!

RANDOM TASK August 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM

I am glad you asked what if anything is relative to westnile ……how did it get here first off and as many Dems do they blame others and bully and riot for others to take from the United States and or come here un vetted not inoculated or quarantined as they are being brought here covertly on clinton container ships and or flown in in the middle of the night ……but I defer to the virus and many other that have been brought here with no concern yet illegals come and leech our systems by any means neccesary just like west Nile zeeka plague ……this country enjoys very high mortality due to vaccines and other programs to assure no biological breakout happens and yet now Dems are all for bringing in anything and everything without concern of infections …..weird because people sue everyone all the time when they get even food poisoning on a ship or in a restaurant ….yet Dems are ok with it ….yet highly contagious diseases from the influx of illegals are swarming this country and Dems don’t care as they keep the illegal congaline flowing with chants of racism and diversity and my favorite

anotheranon August 17, 2017 at 5:46 PM

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