June 14, 2019
FRESNO, California – Mosquitos in the city of Fresno tested positive for West Nile virus, the Fresno County Department of Public Health announced Friday.
The Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District notified the Department of Public Health of West Nile positive virus tests in adult mosquitoes collected from an area around portions of Fresno – specifically in the 93710 area code.
“This confirmation is a strong reminder that everyone should take this disease seriously and should take every precaution to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites,” says Leticia Berber, health educator for the Department of Public Health.
The health department recommends that residents contact their local mosquito control district regarding standing water or mosquito problems, as well as to report any neglected swimming pools.
Neglected pools are a major source of mosquito production in urban and suburban areas, the health department said.