Mosquitoes with West Nile virus in Fresno. ‘Everyone should take this disease seriously’

From the Fresno Bee
June 4, 2020

West Nile virus has again been detected in mosquitoes in Fresno, county health officials announced Thursday.

“This confirmation is a strong reminder that everyone should take this disease seriously and should take every precaution to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, Fresno County Department of Public Health’s interim health officer.

The mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus were collected from an area around the 93704 zip code, which runs through the center of Fresno, extending from around Fresno City College in the south to Herndon Avenue in north Fresno.

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