County health officials combat infected mosquito pools

August 27, 2019

EL CENTRO, Calif. – In Imperial County, two cases of Saint Louis Encephalitis and one case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed by residents in the Imperial Valley. 

The county also had a resident die this summer, due to West Nile Complications.

The Imperial County Public Health Department is warning residents to stay protected against mosquitoes.

With hunting season starting in California on September 1, county health officials want to make sure to spread the word about mosquito bite prevention.

Mosquito pools in three cities in the county have tested positive for West Nile Virus and Saint Louis Encephalitis. 
To combat mosquitoes in the valley, the public health department needs help from residents.

Health officials said killing the breeding source for these mosquitoes is vital, so they don’t reproduce.

Read more