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by Amanda Ballin
Bugs Know No Bundaries

Earlier last week, the Fresno County Health Department reported their first human death related to West Nile Virus (WNV).

Although we have been fortunate to not have any WNV related deaths so far this year, the virus has been detected in mosquitos in Kings County, as well as additional human cases in some of our neighboring counties. However, insects, much like diseases, know no geographical boundaries.

What is the most important thing you need to know about mitigating the threat of West Nile Virus?

If You Find a Dead Bird
  • The testing of dead birds is a very important component of the California West Nile Virus Control program. If you find a dead bird, you can either call (877) 968-2437 or fill out the dead bird report online at:

  • Health Connection Hotline
    Kings County Department of Public Health

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Earthquake Preparedness

Prepared for Wildfires

Prepared for Fires

New FEMA Earthquake Business Toolkit

  • Developed by FEMA NEHRP, QuakeSmart is an initiative to help businesses in at-risk seismic communities start and maintain earthquake mitigation efforts.

    The QuakeSmart Toolkit (www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/earthquake/qstoolkit) provides actionable and scalable basic guidance and tools to the private sector about the importance of earthquake mitigation and the simple things that they can do to reduce the potential of earthquake damages, injuries, and financial losses.

    Link to FEMA's QuakeSmart Toolkit


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CDPH Commits $8 Million to Safe Drinking Water in Kettleman City
Web Release | Printable (PDF)

Kings County Confirms
First West Nile Virus Case

Printable (PDF)
WNV Press Relelease - 9/25/2012

Learn About the National Alert System Changes
An upgrade of the national alert and warning system will soon be ready for activation. It will not replace EAS, but will instead incorporate the existing alert and warning systems into a structure that will improve dissemination of the messages to the public.

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