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2 chickens test positive for West Nile Virus in Tehama County

The Tehama County Mosquito Vector Control District says two of their test chickens have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 6:25 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2019 6:25 PM

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county vector control has discovered two chickens infected with west nile virus. it is the first two cases in the county this year. action news now reporter jafet serrato breaks down what this means for people in the area. ### (nats) chicken clucking robinson:?one chicken has become positive and then we got one chicken here in red bluff? mike robinson is the assistant manager for tehama county vector control. he says he has 30 sentinel chickens throughout the county. robinson:?we have three flocks in tehama county one in corning, one here in red bluff office and one in lake california? he says they test their chickens every 2 weeks. standup: tehama county vector control says the way they find out if one of their test chickens tested positive from west nile is by taking a blood sample. the blood sample is then put into these 10 clips you see here& each one represents a chicken. the samples are then sent to the state for results. vector control says it sprays for mosquitoes as much as possible to prevent west nile from spreading. robinson:?we have been out adulticiting and that thing to control these mosquitoes. adulticiting means that we're out there trying to control the mosquitoes that already out there. we try to do this in populated areas? he says you should be aware of your surroundings. robinson:?dump all that standing water around your house mainly be aware of your environment that biggest thing. and if you are in an environment where you getting bit you need to go inside or do something different to eliminate that situation? reporting in red bluff... jafet serrato... action news now robinson says they haven't had any human cases of west nile in tehama county this year and only two cases last year. vector control says it only takes a half inch of standing water for mosquitoes to breed. ###
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