West Nile found in Yolo County for first time this year

From the Davis Enterprise
July 16, 2020

West Nile virus has been detected in Yolo County for the first time this year.

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District reported Wednesday that a mosquito sample near Zamora tested positive for the disease.

Meanwhile, West Nile virus activity continues to gradually increase throughout north Sacramento County as more mosquito samples and dead birds tested positive this week from areas near Carmichael, Fair Oaks and Arden-Arcade.

“With the warmer temperatures we’ve seen recently, West Nile virus activity is steadily rising,” said district manager Gary Goodman.

“To date, the amount of West Nile virus activity has been lower than other seasons,” Goodman said. “However, we are in the middle of summer and this can quickly change. Therefore, it’s extremely important that residents continue taking proper precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes.”

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