Mosquitoes in Lancaster test positive for West Nile virus

From the Antelope Valley Press
August 19, 2020

LANCASTER — Mosquitoes collected from a mosquito trap in Lancaster tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The trap was located near Division and Lancaster Boulevard. This is the third positive West Nile virus detection within District boundaries for the 2020 season.

“Once again, we want to reach out to the community and remind them of the importance of practicing personal mosquito control measures,” District Manager Cei Kratz said. “Mosquito control is a shared responsibility between the District and the residents. This detection of additional West Nile virus positive mosquito samples reinforces the importance of keeping the mosquito population low. The entire community will benefit from less mosquitoes and less chances of mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus.”

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