Calif. West Nile Virus Deaths Rise to Six; County Officials Use Various Measures To Curb Virus’ Spread
The total number of West Nile-related deaths in California has risen to six, after officials confirmed the deaths of two women from Sutter County. California officials and researchers are deploying various methods to identify and curb the spread of the virus, such as using chickens to locate vulnerable areas and getting warrants to place mosquito-eating fish in neglected pools.
- "Two More Women Die From West Nile, Raising State Total to Six" (Rojas, KFBK News, 8/15).
- "Orange County Will Serve Warrants Toss Fish Into Your Neglected Pool To Control West Nile Virus" ("KPCC News," KPCC, 8/17).
- "Sentinel Chickens Form a Front Line of Defense Against West Nile" (Brown, Los Angeles Times, 8/17).