Orange County Finds First Batch of West Nile Virus-Infected Mosquitoes This Year

From NBC Los Angeles
August 8, 2021

The first batch of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in Orange County this year have been found in Fullerton, officials said Friday.

The samples were taken on Tuesday and the test results came back positive Thursday evening, said Heather Hyland, public information officer of the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

The samples were recovered at Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive and Woodcrest and Richman avenues.

Mosquitoes get infected from birds and then pass it on to humans.

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