Merced County Confirms Its Third Travel-Linked Zika Case
All patients have recovered, but officials warn it's good for residents to take precautions.
Third Zika Virus Case Confirmed In Merced County
A third case of the Zika Virus has been confirmed in Merced County by officials at the Merced County Department of Public Health. A little more than a week ago Department of Public Health officials confirmed the first two cases of Zika virus in the county. County public health officials confirmed the third case Wednesday during telephone interviews with the Sun-Star, however they said they became aware of a third patient some time last week. (Velez, 8/10)
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Contra Costa County: More Birds Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Five dead birds and one sentinel chicken in separate communities tested positive for West Nile virus, the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District reported Wednesday. The birds were found in Concord, Alamo, Orinda, Brentwood and Antioch. The chicken is from Holland Tract, near Knightsen. County officials currently do not plan to fog for mosquitoes. If they bite humans, infected mosquitoes can pass along the virus, which in some cases can be fatal. (Cameron, 8/10)