Lab Technician Paula Matney suits up before she enters a chicken coop at the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District In Elk Grove on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Elk Grove, Calif. Sacramento-Yolo mosquito officials also keep coops of chickens that are regularly tested for West Nile virus. Lab technicians handle the birds, which are pricked for blood samples to see if they’ve developed West Nile antibodies. Similar coops and chicken testing are managed statewide.
Lab Technician Paula Matney suits up before she enters a chicken coop at the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District In Elk Grove on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Elk Grove, Calif. Sacramento-Yolo mosquito officials also keep coops of chickens that are regularly tested for West Nile virus. Lab technicians handle the birds, which are pricked for blood samples to see if they’ve developed West Nile antibodies. Similar coops and chicken testing are managed statewide. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Lab Technician Paula Matney suits up before she enters a chicken coop at the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District In Elk Grove on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Elk Grove, Calif. Sacramento-Yolo mosquito officials also keep coops of chickens that are regularly tested for West Nile virus. Lab technicians handle the birds, which are pricked for blood samples to see if they’ve developed West Nile antibodies. Similar coops and chicken testing are managed statewide. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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