Mosquito Control Official Urges Pasadenans To Take Action After West Nile Virus Claims First California Victim of 2021

From Pasadena Now
July 13, 2021

Following the first reported death from the West Nile virus in California this year, local mosquito control officials are telling people what they can to prevent contracting the deadly mosquito-borne virus.

That includes eliminating all sources of standing water by emptying flower pots, old car tires, buckets, and other containers so the virus-carrying mosquito wouldn’t have anywhere to breed.

The California Department of Public Health (CPDH) said the death occurred in San Luis Obispo County on Friday, July 9.

“West Nile virus activity in the state is increasing, so I urge Californians to take every possible precaution to protect against mosquito bites,” said state Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, director of the California Department of Public Health.

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