West Nile virus found near Fresno State campus

From The Collegian
June 15, 2019

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) issued a warning regarding the West Nile virus (WNV) on Friday.

According to the FCDPH website, mosquitoes collected within the City of Fresno have tested positive for the virus. The mosquitoes were found around the 93710 ZIP code, which includes the Fresno State campus.

“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 Fresno County Department of Public Health.

Precautionary measures include contacting local mosquito control district regarding standing water or mosquito problems, as well as to report any neglected swimming pools and practicing the “three Ds” proposed by the FCDPH.

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