Mosquito season increases risk of West Nile and Zika infection

From The San Diego Union-Tribune
April 3, 2018

April starts mosquito season, and that means an increased risk of West Nile and Zika virus infection.

Though that risk gets stronger in late summer and early fall, San Diego County experts are starting early this year, warning the region’s 3 million residents to do what they can to keep their properties from becoming mosquito breeding grounds.

“We typically see the mosquito numbers start to ramp up in mid- to late April, peaking in late summer,” said Chris Conlan, supervising vector ecologist for the County of San Diego Vector Control Program.

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