CA Dept. of Public Health UC Davis Arbovirus Research and Training Mosquito and Vector Control Assoc. of CA

Case Counts by County

CountyDead birds
Alameda5
Alpine-
Amador-
Butte3
Calaveras-
Colusa-
Contra Costa5
Del Norte-
El Dorado-
Fresno3
Glenn-
Humboldt-
Imperial-
Inyo-
Kern-
Kings3
Lake3
Lassen-
Los Angeles50
Madera2
Marin2
Mariposa-
Mendocino-
Merced3
Modoc-
Mono-
Monterey-
Napa-
Nevada-
Orange19
Placer11
Plumas-
Riverside4
Sacramento293
San Benito-
San Bernardino-
San Diego175
San Francisco-
San Joaquin20
San Luis Obispo-
San Mateo9
Santa Barbara-
Santa Clara48
Santa Cruz1
Shasta-
Sierra-
Siskiyou-
Solano1
Sonoma-
Stanislaus6
Sutter6
Tehama-
Trinity-
Tulare1
Tuolumne-
Ventura11
Yolo30
Yuba1
Total715

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Submitting a Dead Bird for West Nile virus Testing: What happens after a dead bird report is submitted?

Last Updated: 06 14, 2012

FAQs

How does a dead bird get picked up?
If the dead bird is suitable for West Nile virus (WNV) testing, the hotline staff will contact your local vector control agency. The agency will send a technician to the area to pick up the carcass and send it to the appropriate lab for testing.

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How do I get the dead bird ready to be picked up?
Use gloves or a shovel to place the carcass into a double plastic bag for pick-up. Doing this keeps ants, maggots, and other insects away from the carcass. This also makes it easier for the technician to pick up the dead bird.

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Where should I leave the dead bird for the technician to pick up?
Dead birds that qualify for WNV testing should be left in a shaded area, preferably on a front porch that is easily accessible to the technician.

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What time will the technician come to pick up the dead bird?
There is no designated time for a technician to come and pick up the dead bird. All pick- ups are based on the agency's staffing availability. We report the birds to local agencies ? it is up to the local agency when the bird will be picked up.

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What if the technician doesn't come pick the bird up?
Due to staffing availability at local agencies, we cannot guarantee that a technician will be able to pick the dead bird up. Therefore, if a carcass is not picked up by 5pm the day that it was reported, we ask that you dispose of the bird in an outside trash can.

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What if the a dead bird isn?t suitable for testing?
Regardless of whether the bird is submitted for testing or not, every dead bird report is still extremely important. Dead bird reports are used for our surveillance program to detect areas of high WNV activity. Local vector control agencies also use the information to assist in mosquito control.

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Compared to previous year and previous five-year average to date

As of Jul 29, 2016201620155Y AVG
Counties343630
Human cases3108
Dead birds715303417
Mosquito samples14871058766
Sentinel chickens734542
YTD - Year to date corresponds to the same time last year or last five years.

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WNV Reports

Weekly Report

07.29 Arbovirus Bulletin #21
07.29 2016 YTD WNV Activity Map
07.22 Arbovirus Bulletin #20

Humans

03.21 2015 Human WNV Incidence Report
03.21 2003-2015 WNV Case Summary
03.09 2014 Human WNV Incidence Report

Dead Birds

07.29Positive Species for 2016
07.29Reported, Tested, Positive 2016
07.29Positive Counts by City/County for 2016

Mosquitoes

07.29 AMOR - EVS Week 29
07.29 AMOR - GRAVID Week 29
07.29 AMOR - NJLT Week 29
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