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News - August 22, 2012

West Nile virus found in Atherton birds

by Renee Batti and Jane Knoerle

Two dead birds in Atherton have tested positive for the West Nile virus, says Teresa Shelton, a vector ecologist for the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. The infected birds were a sparrow found July 31 and a crow found Aug. 2.

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