Marin health officials remind public of mosquito risks

From the Marin Independent Journal
April 22, 2020

Even as the coronavirus crisis continues to play out, health officials are urging Marin residents not to overlook another threat: mosquito-borne illnesses.

Mosquitoes are not known to transmit the coronavirus, but they are confirmed vectors of West Nile virus, Zika and other diseases, said Dr. Matt Willis, public health officer of Marin County.

“With all the attention to COVID-19, it’s easy to forget all the other things we have always worried about,” Willis said.

“We want to make sure that we are reducing the number of incidents of those things that we know how to prevent, especially if we are anticipating surges of COVID, so that we can continue to protect our resources,” he said. “And this is something that we can control.”

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