New mosquito that can carry Zika and yellow fever found in Shasta County

From the Record Searchlight
August 17, 2020

The first known mosquitoes with the potential to carry such diseases as Zika and yellow fever has been discovered in Shasta County.

The first mosquito was found Friday in a trap north of Lake Boulevard and west of North Market Street, also known as Highway 273, according to the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District.

The mosquitoes, known as Aedes aegypti, have been found in other areas of California, but the recent finding in Redding marks a first for Shasta County, according to mosquito district manager Peter Bonkrude.

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