San Diego County asks residents to prepare for mosquito season

From ABC 10 News San Diego
April 16, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Mosquito season is officially here, and San Diego County health officials are asking all San Diegans to dump any standing water around their homes.

Health experts say West Nile virus still remains a threat in San Diego. Although, only one dead bird has tested positive for West Nile so far this year.

County Supervisor Greg Cox and County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten kicked off the county’s “Prevent, Protect, Report” mosquito-prevention campaign Tuesday.

They say invasive mosquitoes also exist in San Diego and they can potentially transmit tropical diseases if visitors return home ill after travels, like the Zika virus.

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