Dead bird in Calabasas tests positive for West Nile virus



A dead crow found recently in Calabasas has tested positive for West Nile virus.
The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on birds that carry the virus. The disease spreads when the mosquito then bites a human or animal.
The virus is rarely fatal but in a small percentage of cases it can cause neurological and other serious health problems, said Dr. Robert Levin, county health officer, in a previous interview.
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