August 4, 2022
YOLO COUNTY, Calif. —
Health officials in Yolo County said Wednesday that the first human case of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus so far this year has been detected in the county.
The person became ill last month and is recovering, officials said. Most people infected with the virus do not show symptoms, but the virus can lead to severe illness for some. Health officials say that people should take precautions to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitos who may carry the virus.
“By making regular checks of their yards and draining standing water, people can help cut down on mosquito breeding areas,” Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson said. “Wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent will also reduce the risk of mosquito bites.”
Here’s what else to know about West Nile virus this year.