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Three Crows in Tri-Cities Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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

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

Officials report that three crows in the Fremont/Newark area and a squirrel in Livermore 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.

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.

Alameda County officials reported earlier this month that a .

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Max Entropy August 30, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Can we start eliminating those lousy crows now?
Maria August 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I say kill them all. Hate those birds.
helen rey September 03, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Crows are very intelligent birds; they form strong family bonds. Such ugly postings by ignorant people: hateful messages about "kill them all; hate those birds; start eliminating those lousy crows."

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