Mosquito found with West Nile virus prompts spraying in southeast Fresno neighborhood

From the Fresno Bee
June 18, 2021

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been discovered this week in southeast Fresno, spurring plans to deploy a spray truck to apply insecticide to kill the biting insects.

Katherine Ramirez of the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District said Friday that the agency’s staff trapped a mosquito carrying the virus in the neighborhood south of Belmont Avenue between Clovis and Fowler avenues.

Spraying was planned for Friday evening, when the common house mosquitoes that can carry the virus are active, said Ramirez, the district’s science education coordinator.

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