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More infected birds found in Contra Costa County

Original post made on Sep 22, 2011

Ten birds have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total number of infected birds to 25, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District. Four mosquitoes have also tested positive for the virus.

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Posted by FanDanville, a resident of Danville
on Sep 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I just re-checked my yard and looked beyond my fences for possible problems.

PLEASE check your yards as well....and check over your fences.

It will take a fantastic "village" of DOers to beat this dangerous disease!!!

PLEASE report any dead birds or stagnant pools. It's just a phone call -- 771-6195 or


I have cause and necessity to often be outside and often at dusk. As the WEST NILE VIRSUS plague is spreading across our CC county, my odds of getting it are increasing, so I'm VERY CONCERNED about this disease.

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Sep 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

Stagnant pools? Check.
One of our neighbors on the street behind us let their pool go completely rancid over the last year. And we did indeed report them to Vector Control. Sadly its not clear how much enforcement authority they actually have, but the pool did seem to get drained so hopefully these idiots got the point.
I make it a habit to stay out of our neighbors business, but this is a very clear hazard and laziness is no excuse.

Posted by Pedal Power, a resident of Danville
on Sep 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Fish may be a better solution than draining. Draining pools is OK, up to a point, but with the rainy season heading our way, fish are more liable to be self-sustaining.
Of course proper maintenance would be even better...
PS More along the lines of nature controlling nature - I heard a segment on the radio tonight about a local community where they were encouraging owls to control rats and gophers by mounting nesting boxes, which may be an attractive and ecologically sound solution if you back onto open space.

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