From the Merced Sun-Star
July 4, 2020
A mosquito capable of transmitting several human diseases — including dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika — was found this week in Le Grand, according to the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District .
The district said the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito has now been found in three areas of Merced County since 2017, according to a news release.
The district is evaluating the extent of the infestation and will aggressively target problem areas to prevent its spread.