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 West Nile Virus

        California Department of Health seeks public help for West Nile Virus surveillance


Individuals who find sick or dead birds should not try to catch or handle them. Individuals should take note of the bird's location and its condition before calling (877) WNV-Bird for further instructions, including assistance with identifying the type of bird found.

Individuals can reduce their risk of mosquito-borne diseases by taking these precautions:

  • Avoid activity outside when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dawn and dusk.

  • When outdoors, wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and other protective clothing and apply insect repellent according to label instructions.

  • Keep infants indoors during peak mosquito hours.

  • When outside, cover crib, bassinets or playpens with suspended mosquito netting.

  • Eliminate all sources of standing water around your property that can support mosquito breeding.

For more information, contact the following:

  • Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District at (510) 783-7744

  • City of Berkeley Advice Nurse at (510) 981-5300

  • City of Berkeley, Environmental Health Division at (510) 981-5310 or Animal Control at (510) 981-6600

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