Region’s first mosquito sample of year finds West Nile virus activity in Elk Grove

From The Sacramento Bee
June 10, 2020

The year’s first mosquito sample revealed that insects carrying the West Nile virus already have arrived in the Elk Grove area.

“The very warm weather we’ve had recently increased the number of mosquitoes and accelerated virus activity,” said Gary Goodman, the manager of the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. “It’s important for residents to take these findings seriously and do everything they can to protect themselves.”

This news comes even as the Sacramento region is seeing an increase in cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

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