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Human Case Of West Nile Virus In San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA, August 28, 2012 – After a 24-year-old woman from Fontana was hospitalized with West Nile Virus the CDC wants to raise public awareness of the virus. The case in Fontana is the first human case of West Nile Virus in 2012 in San Bernardino County. West Nile Virus activity across the nation has been at a record-high. Almost 700 human cases of the virus (including 26 fatalities) have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The California Department of Public Health encourages the public to participate in the WNV surveillance program, by reporting dead birds or squirrels to the State West Nile Virus toll-free hotline at 877-WNV-BIRD, or online at the California West Nile Virus website. Property owners with pools are encouraged to keep them clean. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in unmaintained green pools and can fly up to 1.5 miles per hour, potentially transmitting the virus and impacting entire neighborhoods. You should report green pools and other sources of mosquito breeding to the County of San Bernardino’s Mosquito and Vector Control Program at...

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Rabies Exposure Alert

San Bernardino, CA, June 25, 2012, 8:00am – Summer is the season when you and your family may spend more time outdoors.  It is also the time when you may come in contact with wild or stray animals, or unfamiliar pets that can put you and your family in danger of exposure to rabies. The County of San Bernardino Public Health Lab has confirmed 5 rabid bats in the last two weeks. Rabies is a deadly disease that can occur when people are exposed to, or get bitten by an infected animal.  Rabies is almost always fatal in humans after symptoms begin. Therefore, it is urgent to get medical attention as soon as possible for any animal bite or possible rabies exposure. Animals with rabies may act differently from healthy ones. Wild animals may move slowly or may act as if they are tame.  A pet that is usually friendly may snap at you or may try to bite. For more information on preventing rabies, visit the CDC website or call the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31566.mp3|titles=Rabies Alert – Mike Evans...

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