LOCAL AREA MOSQUITOES TEST WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE

From San Joaquin County MVCD
June 14, 2018

(STOCKTON, CA) – San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District’s (District) mosquito-borne disease surveillance program confirmed two West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples found in zip code 95219. “This is the first find of WNV in San Joaquin County for 2018 said Aaron Devencenzi, Public Information Officer of the District. “With warm weather, mosquito populations will continue to increase, leading to an elevated risk of WNV in humans, said Devencenzi.

Adult mosquito control activities will increase in accordance with the District’s surveillance results. The District does its part in controlling mosquitoes; however mosquito control is everyone’s responsibility. It is important that people protect themselves from mosquito bites.

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