Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus are spotted all over the Central Valley​

From the Debate Report
August 18, 2019

Officials of Fresno County in California have announced and warned the locals that mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus keep appearing in the Central Valley. Mosquito control districts have increased their attempts to control and exterminate the threat.

The Consolidated Mosquito Abatement Control District has begun making use of spray trucks geared with insecticide to spray the targeted areas all around the valley. The Culex species of mosquito is well-known to carry the West Nile Virus, and it is usually active in the evening and over the course of the night. The officials set for the trucks to spray during that specific time.

As per a collaboration between the California Department of Public Health, UC Davis and the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California, there have been 319 mosquito samples that were found to be positive for the West Nile Virus in Fresno County thus far this year. The neighboring county, Tulare, has been even worse, having 613 positive tests for the virus until now.

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