Evidence of West Nile virus detected in Sutter County

From Yahoo News
July 17, 2021

The Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected the first evidence of West Nile virus in Sutter County for 2021.

According to a press release, a mosquito sample recently collected in Meridian tested positive for the virus. A second sample collected west of Yuba City on Daphne Lane has also tested positive.

There have been no detections of the virus in dead birds, sentinel chicken flocks or humans, according to the press release.

Mosquito populations of the West Nile virus vector are lower than historically normal, however, production has increased with hot daytime temperatures.

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