West Nile Hits Folsom

Though it is only one reported case, a dead bird was found in Folsom near Riley & East Bidwell that tested positive for the West Nile virus. The bird could have flown in from anywhere, however it is important to realize that it is now in the area. WNV can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans. Most infections are mild, with flu-like symptoms. Severe infections may rarely include death.

* West Nile Virus Q&A

* Fight the Bite