From Contra Costa MVCD
October 3, 2017
Two Contra Costa County residents also test positive for the virus
CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting five dead birds, a group of mosquitoes, and a chicken that have tested positive for West Nile virus. In addition, the District received notice from public health officials that two people, one from East county and one from Central county also tested positive for the virus.
For a list of all 2017 West Nile virus activity and locations, visit the District’s website.
The mosquitoes were collected from an area near Knightsen and the chicken from Martinez. The dead birds were collected from Pleasant Hill, Martinez, and Walnut Creek.
“The West Nile virus season isn’t over yet,” said the District’s Scientific Programs Manager Steve Schutz, Ph.D. “People need to take precautions against mosquito bites. Please take our guidelines seriously.”
District personnel are conducting extra surveillance and mosquito control in the areas where virus activity was found.