San Joaquin County reports first human case of uncommon mosquito-borne virus in nearly 40 years

From ABC 10
October 22, 2020

STOCKTON, Calif. — San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPH) said it has received the first reported human case of the mosquito-borne disease St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) in the county in nearly 40 years. 

The health agency said that in August, the district’s mosquito-borne disease surveillance program discovered SLEV in a group of collected mosquitoes in roughly the Lodi/Lockeford area. It was the first environmental detection of SLEV in the county since 1973.

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