Mosquito samples taken from across California have detected West Nile Virus, according to the California Department of Public Health. Parts of the Inland Empire are included in the statewide results.
There were 211 new WNV positive mosquito samples reported in California last week from the following counties: Butte (3), Contra Costa (1), Fresno (9), Kern (44), Kings (10), Lake (4), Los Angeles (20), Merced (1), Napa (1), Orange (6), Placer (6), Riverside (23), Sacramento (15), San Bernardino (9), San Joaquin (15), Shasta (4), Solano (2), Stanislaus (19), Sutter (1), Tulare (6), Ventura (1), Yolo (8), and Yuba (3).
This is the first WNV positive mosquito sample from Merced County this year. This is the first indication of WNV from Napa County this year. 1,347 mosquito samples from 28 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2012.
Nationwide the disease has also become an increasing concern. Texas has resumed spraying aerial pesticide in Dallas area to combat the spread of the West Nile virus.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
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