No West Nile in Yolo County, but cases increase in nearby Sacramento County

From Winters Express
June 20, 2018

Two birds and a number of mosquitos have tested positive for the deadly West Nile virus in samples processed today, county officials said.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District said the birds and mosquito samples were collected from different areas throughout Sacramento County.

In all, eight birds and 13 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus, the agency said. All of those samples came from Sacramento County and no cases of West Nile have been reported in animals or insects from Yolo County.

“The mosquito and West Nile virus season is definitely underway,” Gary Goodman, the agency’s district manager, said in a statement. “It’s important for residents to be mindful and take all the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten.”

The agency said the increase in virus transmission was likely caused by warming temperatures in the region.

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