Mosquitoes in Davis test positive for West Nile virus

From the Davis Enterprise
August 22, 2019

West Nile virus has been detected in multiple mosquito samples tested in Davis in the last two weeks.

Those positive samples were found in north, east and south Davis between Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, according to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District.

These are the first positive mosquito samples found in Davis this year, and come two weeks after the district reported the first positive samples in the county, in Winters and Zamora.

Davis locations where West Nile was detected in mosquitoes include Wildhorse near Duchamp Park; near Northstar Park in North Davis; and near Walnut Park in South Davis, according to the city and vector control district.

In response to this week’s findings, the city said ground spraying will continue in parks and open areas as needed in order to reduce mosquito populations and the vector control district will continue to monitor and conduct laboratory surveillance.

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