Claremont Insider: West Nile Warning

Saturday, August 18, 2007

West Nile Warning

Will Bigham had an article in today's Daily Bulletin about West Nile virus being found in our area.

Apparently, a dead mockingbird found in Rancho Cucamonga tested positive for the disease. According to Bigham's article, the incidence of West Nile locally has declined in the past two years.

The virus is transmited to birds and people by mosquitoes, and authorities attribute the decline to increased mosquito control and to less mosquito-friendly weather.