WEATHER »

Sparrow Test Positive for West Nile


A sparrow in Lompoc tested positive for the West Nile virus, making for the 17th documented instance of the disease in Santa Barbara County this year. “This is a reminder that we should take steps to avoid mosquito bites,” said Dr. Elliot Schulman, director of the county Public Health Department. Humans cannot infect other humans, but people with lowered immune systems and elderly people face higher risk of infection.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Renovated Cabrillo Ball Park Now Open

The park got new exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, and an upgraded softball field.

UCSB Researcher Charged with Molesting Child on Campus

Dr. Hongjun Zhou was arrested September 6.

Teen Serial Robber Caught and Confesses

The suspect was identified through an anonymous tipster.

New Eastside Playground Finished

Swings and a play structure go up at the Municipal Tennis Courts.

Affordable Units Open in Goleta

Casas de Los Carneros is fully tenanted.