Shasta County agency warns of another virus out there

From the Record Searchlight
April 20, 2020

All over the North State people are staying home, practicing social distancing, using disinfectants and only going out wearing breathing masks.

But one Shasta County agency is reminding people that COVID-19 is not the only harmful virus out there and the public needs to take steps to avoid becoming infected.

Standing water in puddles, neglected buckets, flowerpots and other containers breeds mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus. There were 225 cases of West Nile virus in California last year, and six people in the state died from the disease, according to the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District.

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