West Nile Virus Found In Union City

From Union City Patch
June 11, 2018

UNION CITY, CA — Mosquitoes and birds infected with West Nile virus have been found in Union City, according to the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District. All of them were found near Ponderosa Cove Park.

“The presence of multiple West Nile virus infected mosquitoes and birds in this area are a threat to the health of people living in nearby neighborhoods,” said General manager Ryan Clausnitzer. “The District is dedicated to protecting the health of Alameda County residents.”

The virus, which can be deadly, is passed to people through a mosquito bite. It was found in two dead birds and two groups of mosquitoes. There have been no human cases reported in the county.

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