Rare St. Louis Encephalitis virus found in mosquitoes in San Joaquin County

From Recordnet.com
August 23, 2020

St. Louis Encephalitis has been discovered in San Joaquin County, and the San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District asks the public to take precautions and protect themselves from mosquito bites.

The SLE virus was found in a group of collected mosquitoes in ZIP code 95240, which includes Lodi, Victor and Lockeford.

“This is the first find of St. Louis Encephalitis in San Joaquin County since a human case identified in 1973,” said Aaron Devencenzi, a spokesman for the district.

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