‘Yellow fever’ mosquito found in Le Grand in Merced County

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.

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