SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KTVU) - Marin County has just seen its first sign of West Nile Virus this year.
Health officials say a dead crow found at Smith Ranch Road and Yosemite Road in San Rafael, tested positive for West Nile.
The Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District says this discovery indicates that the potentially deadly virus is active in Marin County.
To limit the threat, the District released a set of recommendations.
Report mosquito problems or any area that could be producing mosquitos at 1-800-231-3236.
Stock backyard ponds or other permanent water features with mosquitofish.
Report dead birds to the West Nile Virus hotline at 1-877-968-2473.
Wear mosquito repellent when outdoors at dusk and dawn. The repellent must contain one of the following
ingredients: DEET, Picardin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.