Health

Mouse in Escondido Tests Positive for Hantavirus

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A western harvest mouse collected in Escondido has tested positive for hantavirus. County officials are reminding people to never sweep or vacuum up after wild rodents if they find them in living spaces, but to use “wet cleaning” instead.

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Hawk in Ramona Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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A dead Cooper’s hawk found in Ramona has tested positive for West Nile virus. County environmental health officials are reminding people to protect themselves from mosquitoes that can transmit the potentially deadly virus to people.

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Holidays Are Coming; 5 Tips to Get Rid of Junk Mail

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The holidays. They bring friends, family — and more junk mail than you can probably imagine! Want to keep the friends and family but get rid of the junk mail? Here are five tips to help you our from the Department of Public Works.

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Brush Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus in Julian

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A brush mouse in Julian has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus. County officials remind people to never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in their living spaces.

Environment

Got a Rainy Day Fund? Get a Discounted Rain Barrel!

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The rainy season is coming, but you still have time to get a discounted rain barrel to “harvest” the upcoming rains, cut your watering costs and protect local beaches by reducing pollution.