Mosquitoes capable of carrying the Zika Virus discovered for the first time in Stanislaus County

From ABC 10
August 2, 2019

MODESTO, California — Two aedes aegypti mosquitoes are now held in containers at the East Side Mosquito Abatement District Headquarters in Modesto.

“Not a major surprise that they are here because the population takes awhile to build up to a number where we can catch them in our traps,” said Dr. Wakoli Wekesa, who is the new manager of the East Side Mosquito Abatement District.

He has 30 years of studying mosquitoes across California, having worked in other mosquito control districts.

He says the aedes egypti mosquito has been found in California for years and has been steadily progressing its way northward from Southern California.

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