West Nile Virus Found In 12 Orange County Cities

From the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach, CA Patch
September 10, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY, CA —There have been multiple areas where cases West Nile virus positive mosquito samples have been detected in Orange County. The City of Cypress, the City of La Palma, and the City of Tustin are the latest to test positive for West Nile virus.

This week, Vector Control will conduct adult mosquito control treatments from 10 p.m. to 3 am.. in Anaheim and Buena Park.

“Preventing mosquito bites is key,” an OC Vector Control spokesperson said. In order to do so, the OC Vector Control District suggests applying mosquito repellents to exposed skin before going outside, and to reapply as recommended. Other tips include:

  • Wear repellent containing DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus
  • Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing

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