West Nile Virus activity detected in Vacaville

From The Report News
September 17, 2018

A mosquito sample collected in Vacaville has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), according to the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division and the Solano County Mosquito Abatement District (SCMAD).

The county confirmed the sample was collected in mid-August.

As of Sept. 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that WNV activity has been detected in 21 counties. This year, there have been 56 reported human cases of WNV infection throughout the state. Two WNV-related deaths have been reported to CDPH this year, from Glenn and Yuba counties.

“This serves as a reminder to the community to protect themselves and their families by avoiding mosquito bites,” cautioned Dr. Michael Stacey, deputy health officer for Solano County. “Residents need to be aware that we are still in the peak period for West Nile virus transmission.”

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