Two mosquito samples and three birds test positive for West Nile virus in Galt

From the Daily Democrat
June 1, 2021

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed the first mosquito samples of the season have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The two mosquito samples were collected from central Galt.

“As we expected, the very warm weather we’ve had recently increased the number of mosquitoes and accelerated virus activity,” District Manager Gary Goodman said. “It’s important for residents to take these findings seriously and do everything they can to protect themselves.”

Three birds picked up from Galt also tested positive for the virus. This is the only area within district boundaries where WNV has been detected.

Last year in California there were 231 confirmed human cases of the disease, including 11 fatalities.

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