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Squirrel, Crows in East Bay Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District report new cases of West Nile — squirrel in Livermore and three crows in Fremont/Newark area.

The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District announced Thursday via its Twitter account new cases of West Nile virus in the area.

Officials report a squirrel in Livermore and three crows in the Fremont/Newark area have tested positive for the virus.

Alameda County now has five birds and a squirrel that have tested positive for West Nile, the district said.

Officials reported earlier this month that a .

National figures reflect a 40 percent increase in West Nile virus cases since last week.

Those stats indicate the number of cases may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, the Associated Press reported.

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Keith Barros September 03, 2012 at 06:08 AM
I haven't seen any dead crows in San Lorenzo, but in the past several weeks there have been PLENTY of live ones. On Friday night at 9pm the overcast night sky was filled with crows circling and then flying in a southeast direction, possibly toward an area lit up from the ground or the "blue moon". It was creepy looking. At dusk about two weeks earlier, behind the vacant strip mall at Hesperian/Paseo Grande, between there and the Public Storage located at 15951 Hesperian, there had to be over 200 crows. They were everywhere. They were on the ground, the power lines, the trees, and on the rooftops of the old strip mall and the adjacent houses. I have seen several streets in San Lorenzo Village where there is ample evidence on the asphalt of a massive gathering of birds in the tree directly above said evidence. Hawks have been chased out of there habitats, and two San Lorenzo School District employees were attacked by a crow in the cab of their truck, while driving. In a related story, on September 19th, for one night only, in select theatres all over the US, Turner Classic Movies will be screening Alfred Hitchock's "The Birds". Some publicity stunt!
William Bossley September 03, 2012 at 10:48 PM
yep its the birds all over again,,,,,i feed the crows bread on my lawn, 3 generations have been turned on to sara lee,,,,and they come when i mow the lawn and water, of course they all come to my house since im the only one on my street that does water and mow the lawn......

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