Officials remind public to protect themselves against West Nile virus

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dead crows found in San Diego and Lemon Grove have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

They are the second and third dead crows to be discovered with the disease in the last few weeks.

The West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes, so county authorities reminded the public to protect themselves.

Officials say to remove any standing water inside or outside homes, wear clothing that covers the arms and legs and use bug repellent.

Last year, 11 San Diegans contracted West Nile virus and two died. No cases were reported before then.

No cases have been reported yet this year and the California Department of Public Health has not reported any human cases statewide.

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