From Action News Now
July 19, 2021
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – 24 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus, as 18 of them tested positive in the last week, the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District (BCMVC) said.
The BCMVC said the mosquitos carrying the virus have been found to be widespread on the valley floor of Butte County.
The mosquitos have been collected from Gridley to Hamilton City.
The BCMVC is urging people to drain all unneeded standing water and report any mosquito-breeding sites.
People are also urged to protect themselves from bites by wearing effective repellent, avoid being outdoors during dusk and dawn, and wear long-sleeve shirts and pants.
“With increased WNV activity being reported and identified by neighboring counties and the widespread distribution locally, it’s crucial that residents protect themselves from mosquito bites,” said Doug Weseman, BCMVC Assistant Manager.