West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses.
SACRAMENTO, APRIL 18, 2016 – Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand. With summer rapidly approaching, Californians need to be aware of the serious risk West Nile virus (WNV) presents to their health.
To raise awareness and educate Californians about the threat mosquitoes and vectors pose to our communities, the California Legislature declared April 17 – 23, 2016 as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.
“While a lot of attention has been given to Zika virus, West Nile virus killed more Californians in 2015 than any other year before,” said Senator Bob Wieckowski, chair of the Environmental Quality Committee and author of Senate Concurrent Resolution 121. “Properly funded local mosquito abatement programs are vital to protecting public health and saving lives.”